2017 – Murder On The Orient Express

★★★☆☆ 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.

2016 – The Queen Of Spain

★★★☆☆ Spain. 2h8m. Comedy / Drama. Directed by Fernando Trueba. Written by Fernando Trueba. Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine. Edited by Marta Velasco. Music by Zbigniew Preisner. Starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Neus Asensi, Ana Belén, Javier Cámara, Chino Darín, Cary Elwes.

Nearly twenty years after the events of The Girl of Your Dreams, in the 1950s, Macarena Granada, who has become a Hollywood star, returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile.