Us

Us ★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

There are parts of this I loved and parts that really made me scratch my noodle. Here’s the thing: Peele’s direction of the actors and the craft (cinematography, PD, editing, score) are all still brilliant, but I was disappointed the Oscar-winning writer didn’t seem to show up for this one. Real flimsy characters and a twist that, honestly, most moviegoers should have caught by the first act. 

Nevertheless, Peele’s vision/the performances overall left me hooked. I know we’re sick of the Kubrick comparisons (“he’s not the new anyone he’s the new Jordan Peele” etcetc) but god DAMN, he’s definitely my favorite filmmaker since SK to master meticulously menacing mise en scene. And I’m still excited for the next one.

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