Forget about the controversy or one’s feelings. Just avoid Songbird because it’s flat out awful.
Get Out not only marks writer and first time feature director Jordan Peele’s biggest departure yet from the comedic roots he’s most widely known for, but also heralds the arrival of a talented, perceptive filmmaking voice. Lovingly embracing and subverting horror movie clichés and conventions in equal measure while at the same time delivering a well honed, often uncomfortably uproarious satire on being black in America, Get Out will stand as one of the most assured debut features once the year is over.
After watching so many slasher movies, monster films, and gory extravaganzas, it’s easy to forget there is such a thing as horror with a new perspective, but The Cabin in the Woods laughs its way through a bloody story that is filled with surprises that you likely won’t see coming until they’ve grabbed you by the throat.