What Agatha Christie and the Orient Express Still Have to Offer

“I’ve never read the novel, but that new movie got me into it. And it’s a really good book!” While standing in line at a movie theatre I overheard a woman in front of me say this to her friend. She was clutching a copy of Agatha Christie’s iconic novel Murder on the Orient Express under her arm, and discussing the new theatrical adaptation of … Continue reading What Agatha Christie and the Orient Express Still Have to Offer

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a Thrilling Tale of Mystery and Moustache

Adapting Murder on the Orient Express in 2017 presents a problem almost as perplexing as the mystery that famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot faced in the original novel. The book, by legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie (the most widely published author of all time), was originally released in 1934. Since its first days in print, the novel has become a classic, and one of Christie’s … Continue reading ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a Thrilling Tale of Mystery and Moustache

EIFF: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is a Breathtaking and Intimate Exploration of First Love

There is a large catalogue of coming-of-age stories in the annals of cinema, but few of them are as masterful as director Luca Guadagnino’s latest, Call Me by Your Name. The film, adapted from the homonymous novel by Andrè Aciman, takes place during the summer of 1983 and gives an intimate look at the developing relationship between 17-year-old Elio (Timothèe Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), … Continue reading EIFF: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is a Breathtaking and Intimate Exploration of First Love