Us

Us ★★★★½

2019 Ranked
2019 Cinema Visits

I'm not going to mention anything about the storyline for this as I would hate to unintentionally spoil something for someone, so here are some general thoughts about other stuff.

I've seen people saying Lupita Nyong'o deserves Oscar consideration for this and I originally thought people were just hyping it up but no, her performance is absolutely Oscar consideration-worthy. She was incredible in this.

Winston Duke was solid. He provided some laughs and I was surprised at how much the comedy worked in this.

I loved the direction. Peele has a great eye for detail, you can tell. There were some incredibly cool shots throughout.

I also loved the score. In fact, the score was one of my favourite things. There was a scene where the score starts off very Disney-esque and then out of nowhere the sharp violin notes that are synonymous with horror films come out and instead of being jarring, it fits perfectly. The score was incredible.

I do think this will reward rewatches. There is a lot to pick up here.

The reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because there are some gaps in the story in regards to how certain things worked. I have to be vague as fuck there cos I am not spoiling shit.

Regardless, this is amazing. Another home run for one of the best up-and-coming directors in Hollywood.

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