Us ★★★½

Jordan Peele is a phenomenal director. There's so much verve and originality and wicked excitement in this thing -- wringing so much out of little more than a few ingeniously creepy ideas, a disorienting wardrobe choice and some great actors doing weird voices. This film can't quite step up to its own ambitions and does less with its premise than it probably could, but there's so much here that's indelible and witty (it's one of the funniest modern movies I've seen in a while), and a twist that's actually insightful and provocative. In its radical class commentary it would certainly make for a fascinating double feature with Parasite.

As a Beach Boys diehard, my compliments for one of the very rare actually smart uses of their music in a film.