Jordan Peele’s new film Us is breaking records, but what is it about the film that makes it so special? And what does it speak to? Most importantly, is it even a good movie?
I must confess, I had to see this movie twice to gauge a good estimate for my thoughts. There were plenty of things I wanted to talk about, but I constantly second-guessed everything I put on the page. It wasn’t that I didn’t get it, because I did. I think it was a matter of better understanding what Jordan Peele was really saying with this film. Thankfully, round two rewarded me with exactly what I needed, and hopefully, that translates well in this episode!
Us is Rated R for violence/terror, and language. It features Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. Directed by Jordan Peele.
Intro / Outro song – Kevin Macleod’s ‘Happy Alley’
Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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