REVIEW: A Haunting in Venice (2023) - Starring Kenneth Branagh

"A Haunting in Venice" (2023) emerges as Kenneth Branagh's intricate directorial and production venture, marking his reprisal of the role of Hercule Poirot in the third installment of the series, succeeding "Death on the Nile" (2022). Loosely drawing inspiration from Agatha Christie's "Hallowe'en Party," this film ventures into uncharted territory, introducing a darker and spookier ambiance.

The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of 1947, portraying Poirot in retirement, now residing in Venice. The aging detective is drawn into an enigmatic Halloween soirée hosted at the palatial residence of renowned opera singer Rowena Drake (Kelly Reilly). What ensues is a labyrinthine tale interwoven with the echoes of wartime trauma, paranormal phenomena, and a perplexing murder that shatters the veneer of the Halloween festivities.

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