Get Out (2017)-Film Review

Get Out is a new horror thriller written and directed by Jordan Peele, from the comedy duo Key and Peele. The film follows Chris, a young black man in a relationship with a white girl, Rose. Chris is going to meet Rose’s family for the first time, and is feeling nervous about this, as she hasn’t told them that he is black. When they meet there is an underlying awkwardness as her family have that uncomfortable passive racism that old rich white suburb families can sometimes have. They aren’t outwardly racist or anything, they are nice and welcoming to Chris, but they do things like say “yeah man” after everything or assume he’s into basketball, the kind of behaviour that is uncomfortable to watch and, I imagine, even more uncomfortable and stressful to be stuck in the middle of. Anyway, as the visit goes on things get weirder and weirder for Chris, and he starts to figure that something isn’t right about this family. I will leave it there plot wise because this film is full of twists and turns. I heard that the trailer spoils quite a bit of the plot so I avoided watching it. I thoroughly enjoyed Get Out. I’m not often a fan of modern horror films because, honestly, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to jump scares, but this was an exceptionally well made film with great acting and an enjoyable plot, so I thoroughly enjoyed this film. This film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, LilRey Howery, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, and Caleb Landry Jones.  Continue reading “Get Out (2017)-Film Review”

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Split (2017)-Film review

Split is a psychological thriller following three girls who are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities. The film primarily follows Casey, one of the kidnapped girls, and three of the man’s personalities, Dennis, Miss Patricia, and Hedwig. These three personalities have split away from the other 20, as they believe a 24th personality is coming to consume the girls. This is the latest film from director M. Night Shyamalan, and if you are familiar with his previous work then you know that he has had very high points and very low points, and I am very happy to say that this film feels like a return to form for him, I enjoyed it a lot. There is quite a big spoiler in this film which I will avoid giving away. Split stars James McAvoy as many personalities, alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, and Jessica Sula. Continue reading “Split (2017)-Film review”

Prisoners (2013)- Film review

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Prisoners is an intense thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano. The story surrounds the disappearance of two young girls, Anna and Joy, and the actions of Keller Dover (Jackman), Anna’s father, and Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) as they each try to find the girls in very different ways. When Detective Loki is forced to release primary suspect Alex Jones (Dano), Keller takes matters into his own hands. Prisoners is a harrowing and deeply disturbing film about how far this father will go in order to find his daughter. I don’t want to say any more as this is a mystery and it goes places that really surprised me. It is a tough film to stomach but is worth it in the end. Continue reading “Prisoners (2013)- Film review”

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)- Film review

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10 Cloverfield field is director Dan Trachtenberg’s first feature length film and stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. The film follows Michelle (Winstead), who wakes up in an underground bunker after being knocked unconscious in a car crash. With her are two men, Elliot (Gallagher) and her “rescuer” Howard (Goodman), who claims he saved her from an unknown attack that rendered the outside world toxic and inhospitable. The film largely takes place inside the bunker with only these three characters and so is very small and isolated in scale. Although it carries the Cloverfield name it is nothing like that film, so if you go in expecting the big monster movie Cloverfield was you may come out disappointed as this film is more about these characters and their confinement. If you don’t go in expecting a big monster and instead expect a very intense psychological thriller you will not be disappointed. Continue reading “10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)- Film review”