KNIFE IN THE BACK

Knives Out may be the first of a new genre of “cozy whodunit” in which a murder plot with no shortage of loathsome family suspects somehow feels like a warm blanket thanks to the comfy wardrobe and homey set. It didn’t hurt that the star-studded…

COLD COMFORT

Knives Out introduced audiences to the blockbuster “cozy” murder mystery thanks I no small part to costume designer Jenny Eagan. Her work in bringing a rick level of comfort to the otherwise cutthroat Thrombey clan was recognized with the Costume Designers Guild Award for contemporary…

MUG SHOT

Before she was cast a new-era, butt-kicking CIA-agent Bond Girl in the upcoming No Time to Die, Ana de Armas was best known as Marta Cabrera, trusted home health aide to wealthy mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Chirstopher Plummer) in Knives Out. The actress (who co-stars…

MY HOUSE, MY MUG

The hit whodunit Knives Out begins and ends with a shot of Marta Cabrera’s (Ana de Armas) “My House My Rules My Coffee!!” mug. It’s a clever bit of foreshadowing and callback as the kindhearted caregiver finds herself at the center of a cutthroat family…