Get Out ★★★★

Deeply biting, genuinely thought-provoking and thankfully not-too-gory horror aimed precisely at liberal white folk who are comfortable in their belief they're not racist and are sick of jump scares and torture porn. Oh look, that's me. The writing here is sublime (there are so many clues in the first half that a rewatch is essential), and even if the last reel is a bit silly and rushed it doesn't matter. In a world of socio-political message-movies that yell into an echo chamber, Get Out actually has something vital to say to the majority of its audience. Its ability to put a middle-class white man in the shoes of a middle-class black man is so powerful that I genuinely left the screening suspicious of groups of white folk in the foyer. Unmissable.

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