Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Get Out (2017)

Director: Jordan Peele. Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford. 103 min. Rated R. Thriller/Horror.

This is the context: people may say they're not racist, you may say you're not racist ... but you really are. And if your actions show you're racist without even knowing it, that's considered 'scary' - and the basis for a horror movie. This comes at an extremely opportune time, when we're starting to believe what Blacks were already saying for decades - but never believed them. The metaphors are too poignant and too precise to ignore, and while I may regret my MoMagic score years or even months from now, as the first xenophobic movie of the Trump era, it's perfect.

Mo says:
Mo Magic!


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  2. Watched his film again. Get Out is always referred to as a Horror/Comedy film, and it seems to me that the comedy is provided by just one actor, Lil Rel Howery. Wouldn't you think that someone who changes the genre of a film deserves at least an Oscar nomination?

    1. You know what? That’s a VERY interesting thought. One actor being able to flip a movie’s genre.