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This light, diverting comic mystery is like a Poirot movie played for laughs or I guess what Knives Out was for many viewers. But instead of prominent sweaters and political soapboxing, first-time director Tom George and second-time screenwriter Mark Chappell run with wit, puns, character development, and a narrative that holds our interest.
Adapting A.s. Byatt’s 1994 short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye”, Longing opens with our attentions fixed on Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton), a British academic in Istanbul to speak at a literary conference. There, a decorative lamp she obtains from an antiquities marketplace is revealed to hold a Djinn, or, to those of us that grew up with Aladdin, a genie. Alithea’s Djinn (Idris Elba) is a formidable presence who barely fits inside her nice hotel room.
Pixar’s high-water mark of digital animation—a prescient vision of a dystopian future within a dazzling pop-science-fiction love story.
Disney+ Day brings the studio’s latest live‑action reimagining of an animated classic. Director Robert Zemeckis brings Walt’s second feature film into the fold with a cast that includes Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, and Joseph Gordon‑Levitt as the voice of Jiminy Cricket.
Delia Owens’ bestselling novel tells the story of a girl who raises herself in the marshes of North Carolina and finds herself on trial for the murder of one of her two significant loves. Daisy Edgar‑Jones and David Strathairn head the cast of this coming‑of‑age drama.