Catching up on Get Out a little later than most, I knew to have my expectations high, but I didn’t know precisely how high. Based on the trailers and director Jordan Peele’s sketch comedy pedigree, I expected a subversive and satirical take on suburban racism, kind of like if… 480 more words
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Dir. Spike Jonze
Written by: Charlie Kaufman
Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich is quite a feat as a debut feature for its writer/director team of Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze. 2,114 more words
Two more really great ones from 2017. Both of these films are definitely aware of, and really play with classic horror tropes.
I’m probably not the first to note that 1,051 more words
| A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.
This is such a clever film. Not only does it have a thrilling and often shocking plot, but it also brilliantly interweaves the horror/mystery element with hilarious comedy and strong social satire. 652 more words
Get Out is the horror movie that we need right now. However, even if we were to disregard its exquisite timing, it would still go down as one of the most creepy and twisted horror films I’ve ever seen as it hangs on the edge of a very real racial nightmare that for some is an everyday reality. 635 more words