– Written and directed by the same Jordan Peele from “Key & Peele”.
– One of best written screenplays I’ve heard in a long while.
– Peele’s direction is as TIGHT as his script. This is a very suspenseful film channeling the very best of Alfred Hitchcock, but with more social commentary (like the appropriation of Black culture and the fetishization of Black people).
– It does feel like an absolute throwback to times where films were more worried about resolving their presented storylines with great, deep characters versus the films of today that fill the screen with unimportant, catchphrase spewing side-characters who are merely there to keep the attention-deprived** modern audiences interested. **Believe me, I’m ABSOLUTELY attention-deprived.
– Some haunting visuals (and one creepy song) that will stick in your head on the drive /walk home.
– The best film I’ve seen since 2014’s masterpiece “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
– The pacing is handled so well, I never felt any drag in the movie. It kept me interested, focused and even scared me a couple of times.
– Final grade: A+
Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production. He’s on twitter (twitter.com/josezuazua) and instagram (instagram.com/josezuazua).