‘Knives Out’ Is Actually a Fantasy, Not a Comedy

The Oscar-nominated film imagines a world where consequences exist for the privileged

Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in Knives Out (2019)
Photo: IMDB

To see this inheritance plot as a “game” is to obscure the consequences.

Wesley is an LA-based screenwriter and occasional freelancer. He has published in The Washington Post, Slate, Catapult, Salon, and Curbed.

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