Release Date: Feb. 24, 2017
Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Keith Stanfield

After dropping a trailer so batshit insane that it had everyone talking last year, Jordan Peele’s so-on-the-nose-that-it’s-triggering horror movie Get Out is poised to be the one of the most talked about films of 2017. Peele, who is making his directorial debut here as well, has already proven to be very good at comedic timing, but none of us were prepared to see the heat he’s bringing in this subversive thriller. Mixing the strangeness and paranoia of the Stepford Wives with the awkwardness of movies like Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Get Out is framed around a young African-American man who visits the parents of his white girlfriend at their estate. Things immediately aren’t what they seem: there are black servants present dressed like it’s the 1800s. The uneasiness grows as the truth behind her family becomes crystal clear, and the latent horror of casual racism becomes very, very real. Get Out has the potential to be a horror movie that serves as a biting commentary on America’s not so hidden, shitty past while also keeping you on the edge of your seat at the same damn time. —Justin Davis


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