Us ★★★★

After Get Out, I couldn't wait to hear what Jordan Peele had in store for an encore. While Us isn't quite as good as his debut effort, it's pretty darn good! Where Get Out is more of a thriller that deals with issues of race, Us is much more of a straight-up horror film.

That's not to say Us isn't overflowing with themes. They just aren't as obvious. Us is the kind of film where the less you know going in the better. It's also the kind of film that will keep you thinking long after you leave the theater.

The real highlight of the film for me is the performance by Lupita Nyong'o. I'm not sure how many actresses could pull off that degree of difficulty, but she really nailed it. I hope the Academy remembers her come Oscar season unlike they did with Toni Collette for Hereditary.

You also won't be able to ever listen to Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys the same way ever again after watching Us.