#721: Us / Elite 8 Filmspotting Madness / Cassavetes #4
Jordan Peele is not done scaring us.
Peele's "Get Out" was one of the defining films of 2017. A huge box office success early in the year, it went on to be nominated for Best Picture, and won Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. So if that’s your directing debut... how exactly do you follow that up? With US, Peele sticks with horror and proves that his talent for juggling scares with comedy and social commentary was no fluke. Adam and Josh talk about Peele's mastery of horror craft and his film's stellar cast, in particular Lupita Nyong'o as a trauma survivor whose family becomes the target of a home invasion. And if you've seen the film, stick around for an extended SPOILER conversation about US.
Also on the show: Filmspotting Madness - Best of the 2000s - Sweet 16 results and Elite 8 matchups; the final film in the John Cassavetes Marathon (1977's OPENING NIGHT); and "The Blue Hats," the Cassavetes Marathon Awards.
This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Mubi.
0:00-1:05 - Billboard
1:05-21:02 - Review: "Us"
21:02-42:07 - Spoilers: "Us"
Karen O and Dangermouse, "Turn The Light"
43:02-48:57 - Next week / Notes
48:57-1:08:10 - Madness: Sweet 16 Results / Elite 8
Le Tigre, "What's Your Take On Cassavetes"
1:03:37-1:27:59 - Cassavetes #4 - "Opening Night"
1:27:59-1:55:12 - Cassavetes Awards
1:55:12-1:57:27 - Close
- Karen O and Dangermouse