KNIVES OUT
2019, Lionsgate, 131 min, USA, Dir: Rian Johnson

The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure - everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth. From acclaimed writer-director Rian Johnson comes this suspenseful, twist-filled whodunnit with an all-star ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Michael Shannon, Jaeden Martell, and more.


BRICK
2014, Focus Features, 100 min, USA, Dir: Rian Johnson

This debut feature from writer-director Rian Johnson takes the cinematic traditions of hard-boiled film noir and wittily immerses them in fresh territory - a modern-day Southern California high school. Fiercely intelligent student Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) prefers to stay an outsider, but when his ex-girlfriend reaches out to him unexpectedly and then vanishes, he enlists the aid of his only true peer, The Brain (Matt O’Leary), to get to the bottom of things. Brendan’s single-minded unearthing of students’ secrets thrusts him up against colliding school cliques and, most ominously, non-student criminal The Pin (Lukas Haas).


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