Edgar Wright Hails Rian Johnson’s ‘Fiendishly Plotted’ ‘Knives Out’

Read more from Variety’s Directors on Directors, in which filmmakers praise their favorite movies of the year, here.It’s a pleasure to write this particular piece about Rian Johnson as over the last 10 years or so, he’s become one of my best friends in Hollywood; the perfect person to talk to at 8 a.m.

over coffee or at 2 a.m.

over some other brown liquid.

He’s terribly clever (but never annoyingly so), a good listener, and a generous laugher.

He’s also always dressed like a cool college professor, which makes him both easy to draw and dress up as for Halloween.

In the interest of full disclosure, I did make a cameo in his “Star Wars” episode and my last movie, “Baby Driver,” is alluded to in his new one.

So you’d be forgiven for assuming all this chumminess would result in Rian’s

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