‘Us’ is just a horror movie

‘Us’ is just a horror movie

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“Us” review

Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson doppelgänger Red in “Us,” written, produced and directed by Jordan Peele.

The plot: Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.

“Us” is now showing in Milwaukee theaters now. Listen to the full podcast episode above for our hot takes and watch the trailer below.

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And that's probably what Jordan Peele was going for...we think

It was hard to see Jordan Peele’s sophomore film “Us” without preconceived notions of what it was going to be like after his debut film “Get Out.” That’s why it was hard to decide what kind of statement he was trying to make in this film or if he was even trying to make one at all.

We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema—we’re Cinebuds.

Read more and listen to the full podcast episode below to hear our review where we talk about “Us” in the context of “Get Out,” outside of the context of “Get Out” and simply, within the horror genre.

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