Get Out

Showing: Friday 1st June 2018 at 8pm 
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Venue: Newcastle Community Cinema
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 44min
Cert: 15

At the 90th Academy Awards earlier this year, first-time director Jordan Peele’s horror managed to scoop the award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as be nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor & Best Actor for lead performer, Daniel Kaluuya. Not bad going for a relatively low budget race-horror piece from a complete newbie. But the razor sharp wit, confident style and sheer breathless pace of Get Out meant that it stood out right from its’ release, as a horror quite unlike any other of recent times. Kaluyaa is undeniably captivating as Chris, a black man who uncovers a disturbing secret when he meets the family of his white girlfriend, and the film zips along with plentiful jolts and bumps on the way, as the queasy mix of racial tension and stinging satire reach an unbelievable, unforgettable conclusion for the viewer.

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