Day: February 14, 2022

Big screen or small, Christie mysteries are eternal

 Yes, show-business loves things that are fresh, flashy and new.
But some old tales still work well. Near the top of the list are Agatha Christie stories; two new examples:
–“Death on the Nile” (shown here), It opened this weekend in movie theaters, with Kenneth Branagh directing and starring as Hercule Poirot.
–“Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” It’s a three-parter that starts streaming April 12 on Britbox, with Hugh Laurie writing, directing and taking a small role. Read more…

Best-bets for Feb. 16: Dolphins feast, skiers zoom

1) “Nature,” 8 p.m., PBS. Each year, billions of sardines (shown here) make a massive South African run, for … well, no reason that researchers can discern. Along the way, they attract way too many predators; birds, sharks, whales and dolphins sometimes work together for a massive round-up and feast. The result creates visuals that are both gorgeous and bizarre. Read more…