Welcome back, folks, as we review Peter Ustinov‘s final two performances as Hercule Poirot. After two big-budget, all-star, location-based extraordinaires, Ustinov had returned to play the character in two, much lesser TV films. But while only one of the four movies – Evil Under the Sun – was really good, Ustinov’s performance is unquestionably delightful, particularly as he was allowed free reign of the character on the small screen. Today, we’ll look at his last two outings: the first a TV movie, and the second his return to the silver screen.
July 26, 2011
July 14, 2011
After two big-budget, all-star Poirot films, Peter Ustinov‘s series took an unexpected turn into that dreaded genre: the TV movie. And, as if that wasn’t enough, it also helpfully shifts the entire tone and chronology of the films, for good measure! Today, I’ll be looking at the next two films in Ustinov’s Poirot sextet:
June 15, 2011
Hercule Poirot #12
Poirot, Hastings and Japp hunt a sadistic serial killer.
June 3, 2011
May 26, 2011
May 22, 2011
Welcome back to the Agatha Christie reviews! If you’re new, you might want to check out the index to get an idea of my thoughts, and what’s already come. Or you can just jump right in, as we investigate some intriguing stories (again, mostly Poirot, but he does take up about half Christie’s mystery canon!).
The last reviews can be found here, or keep reading…
May 20, 2011