Kenneth Branagh

Murder on the Orient Express

November 14, 2017

The literary adaptation sub-faction of Film Board thugs gathers here to spoil the unraveling of Agatha Christie’s great mystery masterpiece. It’s an immensely remarkable award-laden cast gathered by Kenneth Branagh for this remake, but do they adequately slay the source material? It could be a crime to pull this relic out to confound new audiences — did the mustache pull it off? Do the filmmakers get away with it?

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

January 18, 2014

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is worth exactly what you pay for it. And possibly slightly less. Such is the verdict of The Next Reel Film Board this month as we take on the Kenneth Branagh-helmed thriller.

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