Glass Onion – A Knives Out Mystery: A Solid Whodunnit

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – A Solid Whodunnit

Were you able to catch Glass Onion in theaters before its holiday weekend release? Melvin and Dan did, and they’re excited to share some details on what makes Glass Onion worth the wait! Don’t worry, they don’t get into spoilers until halfway into the discussion, and they’ll make it clear when to tune out if you’re wanting to go into Glass Onion blind! 


  •  (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 31-minutes discussing Melvin’s Covid sickness part 2, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and the rumors surrounding changes to the DC Universe (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 
  • To give a non-spoiler review, Melvin and Dan celebrate the film’s ensemble cast, general themes, and upbeat atmosphere. 
  • The atmosphere of “body positivity” within the film as it showcases various actors in bathing suits was a little shocking for Melvin despite the setting, and he suspected some of Cinematic Doctrine’s Christian audience may want to be forewarned about some of the non-sexual body-positive imagery within the movie in terms of preserving a pure thought-life. 
  • Glass Onion is very-much a “theater movie” and a “crowd pleaser” despite being on Netflix.
  • In contrast, a brief aside on The Gray Man, a Netflix flop, and the Kenneth Branagh “Poirot” mystery movies Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile.
  • Getting into spoilers [27:25]
  • Glass Onion is very much of the now, a quality that Knives Out had but not nearly to this degree.


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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is Rated PG-13 for strong language, some violence, sexual material and drug content. It features Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, and Madelyn Cline. Directed by Rian Johnson. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be available on Netflix December 23rd.

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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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