Us ★★★★★

Alright y’all, I finally watched this thanks to my awesome library! I’ve really been trying to scale back the number of films I rate 5 stars because maybe I tend to be a little overly generous but I am certain this is the best horror film of the year. I was so completely engrossed in the entire thing. It’s virtually unheard of that I yell things at the characters onscreen and yet I did it once with Lupita’s character. I was seriously on edge for the entire thing and it’s been a minute since that’s happened, especially with anything made this decade.

I love that there are certainly enough layers here to make for an intellectual horror movie but it can also be enjoyed equally at face value for the viewers who aren’t looking for something that deep. It’s brilliant. I mightttttttt even prefer this to Get Out even though they both have that same quality. Something about the overall atmosphere in this one just worked a bit better for me.

Yes, Lupita N’yongo is a legend in the making, but I just want to recognize the real MVP of the movie and that is Shahadi Wright Joseph. My girl brings ALL the skills and her doppelgänger is the creepiest thing I’ve seen in a movie in a long time. Job well fucking done, sweetie.

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