The big news of the week is that there are not one, but two marvelous thrillers that have graced cinema screens in early 2017. M. Night Shyamalan wowed audiences in January with his big return to form – Split – and when word that Jordan Peele’s directorial debut was actually even better, many of us were in disbelief. Lucky for moviegoers, it’s a wonderful premiere, one ripe with satire and scares alike. Cory and Tristan start off this week’s reviews with their take on Get Out.
Cory managed to see a number of new and recent films, including the big release of last week – A Cure for Wellness – that finds Dane DeHaan facing the horrors of an Alpine retreat. He also saw this week’s two other wide releases – the delayed banal thriller Collide, featuring Felicity Jones and Nicholas Hoult on the run, and the unnecessary comedy Fist Fight – which wastes talent from the likes of everyone from Charlie Day to Tracy Morgan.
The pair also saw fit to take in the newest shows on the HBO network, including Pete Holmes comedy Crashing and mini-series mystery Big Little Lies, rife with an all-star cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Adam Scott and Alexander Skarsgard.
Finally, Tristan chimes in with his thoughts on one of the last Oscar nominees he’d yet to see – Jackie – featuring a riveting portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy by Natalie Portman. This also features a chance to vote yourself for our own awards, The Edgars. Vote below by tomorrow to have your voice heard:
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