murder mystery

Movie Review - Kenneth Branagh Can't Save 'Murder on the Orient Express' From Derailing in the Third Act

Murder mysteries are as old as time. Indeed, perhaps the first murder mystery appeared in the Bible when God asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” Of course, we all know that mystery was quickly solved. Spoiler alert, Cain did it. Since then the stories grew more complex, leading all the way up to Agatha Christie's titular novel, “Murder on the Orient Express.” A novel beloved and adapted many times before and likely will be again. With the mass number of murder mysteries published and produced since Christie’s novel, its difficult to make the genre fresh, new, and entertaining. There’s nothing new under the sun and the tropes have their own tropes at this point. So, ...