★★★☆☆ USA / Malta. 1h54m. Mystery. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Written by Michael Green (screenplay) and Agatha Christie (“Murder On The Orient Express”). Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos. Edited by Mick Audsley. Music by Patrick Doyle. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley.
The fourth screen adaptation of Christie’s novel, following the 1974 film, a 2001 TV film version, and a 2010 episode of the television series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. The plot follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective, as he investigates a murder on the luxury Orient Express train service in the 1930s.
★★★☆☆ UK / USA. 1h46m. Adventure. Directed by Marc Forster. Written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade (screenplay) and Ian Fleming (story). Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer. Edited by Matt Chesse, Richard Pearson. Music by David Arnold. Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright, Anatole Taubman, David Harbour, Joaquin Cosio, Fernando Guillén Cuervo.
Bond seeks revenge for the death of his lover, and is assisted by Camille Montes, who is plotting revenge for the murder of her own family. The trail eventually leads them to wealthy businessman Dominic Greene, a member of the Quantum organisation, which intends to stage a coup d’état in Bolivia to seize control of their water supply.