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Murder mystery 'Knives Out' has as much in common with 'Succession' as Agatha Christie

"Knives Out," one of the more interesting and entertaining movies of 2019, attempts something that has never really been done before: adapting the classic murder mystery, an inherently conservative genre, to modern progressive discourse rebuking casually expressed racism, latent sexism and classicism. The film even expresses overt political resistance to the current administration's draconian immigration policy. All while rattling your cage with scary noises and teasing your brain with devious schemes.

Rian Johnson's film - the plot involves the murder of an aged mystery novelist inside his own country house with various heirs and staffers as the chief suspects - surely is

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