Murder on the Orient Express and 1970’s Cinema

After Mark Steyn administers the appropriate thwacking to Branagh’s recent flop PC adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express – in which perhaps the worst crime is giving Poirot a preposterous walrus mustache – he moves on to speak glowingly of Sydney Lumet’s 1974 version: Oh, to be sure, Lumet’s Orient Express is of its time, and the color… Read More Murder on the Orient Express and 1970’s Cinema

Steyn on the Kimberlin/Walker Trial, and Judge Cecil Jeconiah Vaughey…

The more you read Vaughey’s conversation with Walker, the more random, the more insane, the more I-misplaced-my-geritol it becomes: WALKER: He has no right to do that, Your Honor. THE COURT: Well, he’s — you incited him. WALKER: But, your honor, I did not incite him within the Brandenburg standard though. THE COURT: Forget Bradenburg… Read More Steyn on the Kimberlin/Walker Trial, and Judge Cecil Jeconiah Vaughey…