Us ★★★★

With US, Jordan Peele cements himself as a master of suspense, dread, thrills and especially a master of alluring narrative. I'm gutted I missed this in cinemas as it's so immersive in a narrative sense. Kept me utterly glued to the screen at all times.

When US released it drew tons of comparisons to M. Night Shyamlan, and watching it, yes those comparisons are absolutely valid. But as far as I'm concerned those are absolute positives. Peele has a very idiotsynractic way of portraying the family dynamic. Similar to Night it's not exactly how everyday people interact, but it's also not typical movie interactions.

There's a twist here too. I think a few people hated it, but for me it's not so much how good/bad it is, but rather it's more of a post script thing that's ineffectual to the overall story and the meat of the story is so fucking brilliant that it really doesn't make the film worse or anything. If anything on rewatch there'll be a much more melancholy bent.

Lupita Nyong'o is just absolutely tremendous. I get it's only May and I'm sure Meryl Streep will put out some bullshit that will steal Nyong'o's deserved nomination, but I'm really hoping for awards recognition here. She's absolutely fantastic.

Winston Duke's Gabe Wilson I can imagine becoming a huge favourite amongst dads everywhere. Hell I'm shocked "What kinda white shit!?!?" isn't already a meme.

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