• First archiveable film from 2017 for me- I saw I don’t feel at home in this world anymore as well and it missed the archives- it’s an entertaining miss but a miss nonetheless
  • It’s the debut from Peele (who also wrote it)
  • There are past cinema influences galore here- rosemary’s baby (which peele admits is an influence) is visible in the success at which Peele achieves true paranoia. There are also some touches of being john Malkovich, guess who’s coming to dinner, carpenter’s they live, and invasion of body snatchers– it’s almost always a good sign when a film can be its own unique film but remind you of so many great films from the past… this film might not be as good as the others mentioned but there’s a little from surviving the game (which will also make you think of the most dangerous game)– to add to this Brody from “the new yorker” says there’s a hint of bunuel here and i can see that and like that as well. Also, it’s hard not to think of the powerful ending of night of the living dead
  • The achievement of Peele might be equaled by the achievement of the star Daniel Kaluuya who is also fantastic in his role in sicario– excited to see more from him.
  • The opening shot is superb
  • Haunting use of noel gay’s “run rabbit run” song which combined with a nice long take makes for a very good opening shot
  • It’s not a big flaw but I feel like Peele went for the broader comedy cop-out a few too many times– the ending with the LiRel Howery (who i like) and his “I’m TS motherfucking A” is just awful. Ruins a perfectly good scene.
  • It’s a strong film recommend- probably closer to the top 10 quality then i thought on first viewing
  • Recommend