The new film called BLUE BAYOU is the third feature film by Korean-American writer-director, Justin Chon, who moved to Oahu this year, also stars in the film. BLUE BAYOU is an intense, well acted and emotionally draining drama about a Korean-American whose biological mother abandoned him when he was three years old. He was adopted by a Caucasian family in New Orleans who never bothered to fill out the paperwork that would have made him an American citizen. Now, as an adult, he’s facing deportation.
A HAUNTING IN VENICE is the most recent of more than twenty movies based on the works of mystery writer Agatha Christie. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as detective Hercule Poirot for the third time (after MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and DEATH ON THE NILE). The movie is a modest entertainment given a lavish treatment. It’s got a great cast and creative cinematography, but the whodunnit plot is a bit confusing and a little hard to believe. It’s the kind of film you will likely enjoy but forget about in a few weeks. There’s more than a little supernatural suggestion throughout this movie, but to call it A “HAUNTING” IN VENICE is a stretch. This is an old fashioned murder mystery not a horror film..... If you missed my review of OPPENHEIMER and want to see it, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/PZnROOaPH7Q