The Saturday Review 1 – Murder on the Orient Express; BBC Vietnam War; From Reform to Renewal


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The Saturday Review – 2nd December 2017

 Each Saturday I hope to publish a ‘review’ page – looking at films, books and TV shows that I’ve read or seen. Anything that needs a more in depth analysis will get individual reviews. The purpose of these is to provide recommendations or as I always do, look at what these windows to our culture, tell us about ourselves.

Murder on the Orient Express (2/5)

Last week we went to see this film at our usual haunt, the DCA. This is a film that’s full of stars – Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adam Garcia, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Olivia Colman, Tom Bateman – which is well filmed with some spectacular scenery.   And yet despite the fact that I also love Agatha Christie and all the plus marks – this is ultimately a disappointing film. Branagh…

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