Today is American Thanksgiving and our Deputy Editor, Sarah, has tapped out for the holiday (she’s prepared a few film reviews in advance) and I’m trying to leave her alone but I am curious whether or not she’ll be heading to the movies today with family. Because there is a movie that’s opened this week, and only for a week, that is a LOT of fun to see in theatres. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, obviously.
I saw it in a packed theatre at TIFF, just like I did when Knives Out premiered at the festival in 2019, and that might be why I love both movies so much. I had great company, and I had such a great time laughing and gasping along with other people. Like Knives Out, the reviews for Glass Onion have been outstanding – read Sarah’s piece here. There are some people who think Glass Onion might be even better than the original; I might be one of those people, I can’t decide, but the point is… can you imagine how f-cking hard it would be to deliver on a second movie that is THIS GOOD?!
Rian Johnson did that. And Daniel Craig did that.
Daniel Craig was in London last night celebrating 60 years of James Bond. He will no longer be Bond going forward, but he’s still Bond since a new one has yet to be confirmed. At the same time, he is also very, very, very much Benoit Blanc, an entirely new character with no predecessor. Everyone has a favourite Bond, and there are several to choose from, but our favourite Benoit Blanc is only Daniel Craig. And he’ll be Benoit for many years to come, as Rian Johnson has said that there will be more Knives Out stories. Daniel doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to retire the character either. In fact, it feels like he’s just getting started with Benoit. I don’t want to give away too much but Benoit is also an onion that is just slowly being peeled back. There are way more layers to him in this movie.
Yours in gossip,