“Get Out” is a hypnotically good horror film

first_imgTCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) printThe directorial debut from Jordan Peele of “Key and Peele” fame, “Get Out” is a layered and disturbing horror that reflects on one of society’s biggest issues.The film follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) as he visits his girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) parents and discovers that something sinister is occurring in their quiet suburb.This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, “Get Out.” (Universal Pictures via AP)The best part of “Get Out” is its surprisingly layered story. Nothing is as it seems, and there are a lot of hints and pieces of information that tie together nicely by the film’s end, making the conclusion satisfying and memorable. This is complimented by the effective twists the film relays, with each building nicely upon the last, and the strong sense of dread that occurs as a result. The dread, however, is balanced by occasional bits of humor to keep the film from falling too far into the horror or comedy genre and helps makes things feel fresh and entertaining.The strong story is developed through great performances from the cast. Daniel Kaluuya gives a strong and believable performance as Chris, making him likable and easy to root for. Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener and Caleb Landry Jones also do well as the family, providing performances that border a fine line between caring and creepy. Milton Howery rounds out the cast as Chris’ friend Rod and really helps the comedic bits work with great timing and delivery.Kaluuya’s performance helps his character’s arc feel complete and satisfying. Chris goes through changes that pay off emotionally and help provide a sense of growth not many horror films have. Unfortunately, the development of the other characters is relatively lacking. This makes some of the motivations and choices in the latter half of the film feel unexplored.The film follows the same path with its visuals. There are some really interesting ideas and concepts that make the film fun and extremely interesting to watch at times. When those ideas aren’t at play, however, the film keeps a simpler style that, while looking nice, doesn’t stand out as much.Despite this, the film is a definite must-see for horror fans due to its effectively done atmosphere and twists. Because of its subject matter and the way the film is crafted, it’s also worth highly recommending to general audiences despite its horror-oriented nature. Overall, “Get Out” not only meets expectations but surpasses them to form what is one of the best and deepest horror movies in the last few years.Verdict:Equal parts disturbing, hilarious and socially relevant, “Get Out” is an amazing horror film that messes with the genre and the mind.8.5/10 This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, “Get Out.” (Universal Pictures via AP) Linkedin Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) Twitter Twitter Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) Previous articleThe Skiff: March 2, 2017Next articleFlu hits 5 to 24-year-olds hard Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) Linkedin Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. Facebook Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ + posts Chris Garcia Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ ReddIt Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Newspaper editor freed after being secretly held for three days

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed relief today at the release on 19 February of the editor of the independent weekly La Lance, Mohamed Lamine Diallo (also known as Benn Pépito), who was secretly detained for three days in connection with his reporting about an opposition leader wanted by the authorities. “Even when state security is involved, political coverage can never justify secretly detaining a journalist,” the press freedom organization said. Follow the news on Guinea Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says GuineaAfrica News April 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation News February 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor freed after being secretly held for three days News GuineaAfrica Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed relief today at the release on 19 February of the editor of the independent weekly La Lance, Mohamed Lamine Diallo (also known as Benn Pépito), who was secretly detained for three days in connection with his reporting about an opposition leader wanted by the authorities.”We welcome Benn Pépito’s release but we continue to be concerned about violations of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources in Guinea,” the press freedom organization said. “Even when state security is involved, political coverage can never justify secretly detaining a journalist.”The news agency Agence France-Presse quoted Pépito as saying after his release that all the questions put to him while he was detained concerned opposition politician Antoine Soromou, who has apparently been sought by the authorities since an abortive attack last month on President Lansana Conté’s motorcade.The release of Pépito was reportedly decided at a meeting between the president and Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo. The prime minister immediately afterwards met with the ministers of territorial administration, justice and security.The director of security and the state prosecutor told a delegation of journalists on 19 February that they were “giving” them Pépito and they would have done so long before if “he had agreed to cooperate.”Prior to his release, local press associations had decided to launch a campaign against security minister Moussa Sampil, with all the weekly newspapers this week planning to display a full-page photo of the minister with the legend, “enemy of journalists.” Reporters Without Borders backed the initiative. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months News Help by sharing this information to go further May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces Webcasts For 4-Night Southern Run This Weekend

first_imgThis weekend, Umphrey’s McGee will return to the South, with a four-night run across Florida and Tennessee. Starting off tonight, Thursday, August 16th, the band will kick off the run with a stop in Orlando, Florida. From there, the band will continue their mini-tour through Florida, with stops in Miami Beach on Friday and St. Augustine on Saturday. To round out this weekend’s run, on Sunday, August 19th, Umphrey’s McGee will finish out the weekend strong with a performance in Knoxville, Tennessee.Today, the band has announced that each of its four upcoming show this weekend will be available to view from home as a webcast. Via Tourgigs, Umphrey’s is offering individual show webcasts as well as a four-night package. For more information and to purchase, head to Tourgigs.com here.last_img read more