Terry Hunter reviews GLASS ONION and WHITE NOISE

Updated: Dec. 11, 2022 at 5:28 PM HST
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During the holiday season, more than a dozen new movies will show up in theaters and on streaming services. Here are capsule reviews of two of them. GLASS ONION, a follow up to hit mystery film, KNIVES OUT, is a very entertaining whodunit, starring Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc, the clever, often funny detective in a completely new story. The other actors in the all new ensemble cast are excellent and the film’s plot is full of surprises. It was in theaters for a week last month but debuts on Netflix on December 23. WHITE NOISE, on the other hand, is an absurd misfire that I had a hard time sitting through. The actors are good (Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle), and the production design recreating the 1980’s is impressive, but the script is a messy over-the-top satire that veers between the ridiculous and the preposterous. WHITE NOISE is based on an acclaimed novel written by Don Delillo almost forty years ago. It’s long been considered unfilmable, and this movie does nothing to suggest otherwise. It’s showing this week at Regal Dole Cannery and the Kahala Mall Theaters. It will stream on Netflix, starting on December 30.