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'Glass Onion:' 'Knives Out' sequel's layers unfold

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What made Rian Johnson's 2019 "Knives Out" so much fun is also present in his 2022 "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" sequel on Netflix, in that it can be appreciated on more than one level.

Both films, whose sole shared character is Daniel Craig's master detective Benoit Blanc, are metafictionally unabashed celebrations of the murder-mystery subgenre within murder-mystery stories.

Whereas the petty, feuding family of "Knives Out" was bound together by their common interest in the fortune of their patriarch, mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), the wildly disparate and unre...


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