(text)Horror movies are often judged according how effectively they scare us, but the classics are almost always about more visceral thrills, and with Get Out the first time feature director Jordan Peele offers a reminder of the genre’s versatility.
[p] Horror movies are often judged according how effectively they scare us, but the classics are almost always about more visceral thrills, and with Get Out the first time feature director Jordan Peele offers a reminder of the genre’s versatility.
[H3] It’s a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes
(text)Inverting suburban horror tropes, the storyline finds a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) meeting his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) parents for the first time – a visit that starts with all the awkward tension you’d spect before taking a more sinister turn.
The reviews says Peele’s pulled off an audacious debut here, bleeding horror and comedy in service of a storyline whose scary elements are just one layer of intelligent, timely look at modern American race relations.
[H4] Should I see it?
If you’re up for a frightening night out that’ll also make you laugh and make you think, critics urges you to Get Out and see this.
[H2] And finally a stand-alone photo with subtitle
“Hi, I’m James Franco”, said James Franco.
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As if it weren’t enough that Memoria served as one of a whopping nine movies Franco released in 2016, it’s also based on a short story he wrote — all of which might make it sound like the vanity project to end all vanity projects, if not for the universally positive critical reception it earned during its limited release. Granted, at five reviews, we’re dealing with a limited sample size — at a certain point, Franco becomes too prolific even for people paid to watch the movies — but a rave is a rave, and this quiet character study about a troubled Bay Area teen earned its share, with its author’s supporting turn as a concerned teacher helping anchor the drama. “Despite clocking in at a scant 70 minutes,” wrote Michael Rechtshaffen for the Los Angeles Times, “Memoria manages to make a hauntingly poetic impression.”
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The concept of death isn’t exactly taboo in animation — as any film lover can tell you, countless classic cartoon characters are orphans, and the loss of a loved one has offered the motivation for many an ultimately heartwarming tale. But it’s rare to see a family-friendly movie whose plot is centered around mortality — let alone one that takes pains to honor the traditions of a culture that many viewers consider foreign. Leave it to Pixar to take both leaps with Coco, in which a young Mexican boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) is caught between his dreams of being a musician and his obligations to his family. With a story (and overall aesthetic) influenced by the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos, Coco represents a thematic and visual departure for the studio — which is exactly why critics say the movie is such a delight. While audiences can still expect all the tight storytelling craft and attention to detail that’s become synonymous with the Pixar name, the end result is still fresh enough to avoid feeling like formula. Whether Coco‘s characters remind you of your own family or you don’t know your mariachi from your norteño, this looks like a sure thing for families heading out to the theater over the long holiday weekend.
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