Tag: Jordan Peele

How Are We Alive (Toy Story 4, 2019)

Honestly, the Toy Story films are something rare.  Never feeling like a cash grab when you actually watch them, they stand together in a way other animated franchises rarely do….even from Pixar. Each film finds some new approach to its characters, new and thoughtful… Continue Reading “How Are We Alive (Toy Story 4, 2019)”

Don’t Trust Yourself (Us, 2019)

But I care about love I care about truth And I care about trust And I care about you I care about us ~Michael Been, Us, On the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough, 1994 Get Out made people step back and reassess their perception… Continue Reading “Don’t Trust Yourself (Us, 2019)”

Black Fears (Horror Noire, 2019)

When you think of horror, it can often seem like people of color don’t exist. The Universal classics were devoid of black people. And even when they were present, they were violent savages (1933’s King Kong). But Horror Noire looks deeper into the presence… Continue Reading “Black Fears (Horror Noire, 2019)”

UnderkKkover Brother (BlacKkKlansman, 2018)

According to Jordan Peele, it took a bit of work to convince Spike Lee to take on the role of director for this film. Well, not to much… He sent Lee a copy of the memoir of Ron Stallworth, the Black Klansman. It really… Continue Reading “UnderkKkover Brother (BlacKkKlansman, 2018)”