Us

Us ★★★★

73

Implies a scenario where Free Will is meaningless in the face of what the public is offered instead - a logical extension of complacency within the remnants of post-Reagan America. It's not much more than that, but the escalator goes further than expected. Jordan Peele is a such a Total Filmmaker, obsessed with horror's inclination to terrorize anything and everything, but what he mines is the honest truth. US is visceral to the touch, probably the most athletic home-invasion film ever made, and constantly developing ideas via its blunt physicality and brutalized traumatic evil. With a stunning ensemble, all sculpted via Mike Gioulakis' radiant sunshine and milky shadows, Jordan Peele cements himself as one of the few current horror filmmakers to take the genre seriously, and not just as an age-old artifact.

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