This week we review Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort, Us! This is another thriller, that we find to be varyingly scary by the person, that also might have some things to say about the world. It might not be as overt of a piece of social commentary, but it is quite the ride, with an amazing turn by Lupita NYong’o at its core. Fun and full of excellent filmmaking, Us gets the thumbs up from everyone on the show, but come listen to us disagree on the finer points across the film.
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0:01:00 General Thoughts On Us
0:07:00 Ben mentions mother!, again…
0:07:30 Putting A Number On It, Director Comps And Inspiring
0:10:25 How Scary And Lupita Praise, And Everyone Else
0:13:13 Spoilers For Us
0:13:30 Some Praise For Tim Heidecker And References
0:17:00 Getting Into Red’s Plan, Memories And The Ending
0:24:00 Is There An Allegory? Does It Matter?
0:36:00 Sticking The Landing?
0:42:00 Expanding The World And Standout Scenes
0:48:00 Some Shoutouts For Pluto And Wrapping It Up