Review: ‘Nope’ Takes An Otherworldly Approach to Tell a Story of Virality, Legacy, and the Unknown

A cell phone glitches and metal falls from the sky. A phenomenon that should make one duck for cover instead sends a man on a race to save his father. Ultimately, OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) cannot save his father (Keith David) from a coin plunged through his eye. In Nope, director Jordan Peele makes a metaphorical dream into … Continue reading Review: ‘Nope’ Takes An Otherworldly Approach to Tell a Story of Virality, Legacy, and the Unknown

Review: ‘Us’ Moves Jordan Peele Up the Director Ladder with a Frightening, Layered Story

For months after the release of Get Out, audiences discussed the nuanced ways it discussed race in America. One of the first pieces I wrote for this site was about the film and how it challenged me as a critic, writer, and person. It created a culture moment and entered the public consciousness in a huge … Continue reading Review: ‘Us’ Moves Jordan Peele Up the Director Ladder with a Frightening, Layered Story

Review: “Get Out” Talks to Us, and Enters the Pantheon of Horror Classics (SPOILERS)

Since the genre first found its way onto a silver screen, horror films have often found ways to be bigger than themselves. Back in 1965, a little film by the name "Night of the Living Dead" featured a blackprotagonist that becomes the hero of the film. While the world was deep in fights over segregation, George … Continue reading Review: “Get Out” Talks to Us, and Enters the Pantheon of Horror Classics (SPOILERS)