Us (2019)
Film / Horror

Us (2019)

Jordan Peele’s follow up to his Oscar winning Get Out (2017) isn’t as immediately effective as its predecessor but rewards repeated viewings when its nuances become more obvious. Part Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), part The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) episode Mirror Image (1960) 1 it’s further proof that Peele is one of the subtlest, … Continue reading

Midsommar (2019)
Film / Horror

Midsommar (2019)

Ari Aster’s follow-up to the over-rated Hereditary (2018) is another bum-numbing trawl through familiar territory that isn’t nearly as innovative or clever as it’s often claimed to be. Like Hereditary it moves at its own stately pace, not in itself an issue though one would have hoped that by the end of its self-indulgent 147 … Continue reading