That comedian Jordan Peele, late of Key & Peele, would choose horror for his directorial debut – he also wrote the screenplay – comes as a surprise. Yet it's only the first of many surprises in store in the weird, wild, and unpredictable Get Out. Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris, a black New York photographer whose white girlfriend (Allison Williams) invites him to her parents' mansion upstate,… read more!
Movies Directed by Jordan Peele (in alphabetical order)
Get Out, Jordan Peele's debut feature as writer-director, was a perfect blend of social commentary and genre thrills. His follow-up Us certainly had its moments, but for me it reeked of Peele buying into his own hype and thus biting off more than he could chew. (In interviews, he's a little too eager to explain his films' symbolism and point… read more!
I've gotta hand it to Jordan Peele: after the astounding critical and financial success of his debut feature Get Out, the Oscar-wielding writer/director could have easily said, "Now I'm abandoning genre film and my next picture is going to be a boring historical epic." Instead he double-downed on his allegiance to genre, and Us is at least ten times as scary… read more!