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HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' Is Heady, Poetic, and Mangled

Laying the everyday experience of Black life in 1950s America against Cthulhuian nightmares, Misha Green and Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country suggests intriguing parallels that are often lost in its narrative dead-ends.


Jordan Peele’s 'Us' Is a Conceptually Dense Study in Uncanny Horror

The budding auteur's follow up to Get Out, Us, is murkier than its predecessor but features a treasure trove of potent references to keep its ambitious premise afloat.


Jordan Peele's 'Us' Is as Thrilling as It Is Thought-provoking

While not as streamlined as Get Out, Jordan Peele continues to provoke thought through the horror movie lens with Us.


Jordan Peele's 'Us' Is Full of Ideas -- and Flaws

At its best Jordan Peele's Us shows that when a society subjugates and marginalizes huge swathes of its population, it is doomed to devour itself from within.


The Only Thing to Fear in 'Us' Is...

Jordan Peele's home invasion thriller, Us, in which a family is threatened by their doppelgänger, relies on a clutch of jaw-dropper reveals but also a creeping sense of universal guilt.


Dispatches from the Sunken Place: Kanye, Kim, and Cosby

Get Out's Sunken Place is not at a distant location -- it subsists and persists in the here and now. Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Bill Cosby should know this.


The Flipside #10: The 2018 Oscar Nominations

With the Academy Awards upon us, the Flipside examines whether the world's biggest platform for movie recognition might actually get it right this year, and avoid any, let's say, giant televised mishaps.


American Basement: Race and Horror in the Architectural Imaginary

Why is it that exploitative home-based prisons set in the homes of white men feature largely in the social imaginary these days?

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