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22nd July
2022
written by Adam

In the mountains of California the Haywood family of horse trainers discover they’re not alone at their remote country ranch setting. For OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald (Keke Palmer) the discovery could be double edged, fame and fortune or certain death, seeing and being seen could both have drastically challenging implications. Will the Haywood family legacy live on or be lost to history?Written and Directed by Jordan Peele this Sci-Fi/Horror adventure into the unexplained serves as another win for Peele in his subtext rich examinations on society. Concepts of being seen and what it is to be minimized, marginalized, and belittled on multiple levels all through the guise of an extraterrestrial visitor, to that end a wickedly smart commentary. Although, perhaps not the most complete in connecting all of the dots or concepts for the viewer, which could arguably be done for artistic interpretation, but could also be seen as incomplete and lacking payoff. Regardless, there’s plenty to chew on and digest conceptually, and, with visuals from cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema along with ethereal and moody scoring from Michael Abels this winner for the summer promises to stick with the viewer and spur discussion afterward. Running two hours and 15 minutes Nope is rated R.

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