Get Out


Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) take a weekend trip to meet Rose’s parents. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

In his directorial debut, actor/comedian Jordan Peele has made an intriguing, thrilling and entertaining film. Get Out is gripping to watch from start to end. Tremendous performances from the cast with great suspense and a dash of humour.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Life

Life follows a six-member crew of the International Space Station uncovers what initially seems to be the first evidence of life on Mars; however, the crew finds their discovery might not be what it seems.

The cast is well acted. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare and Olga Dihovichnaya all give phenomenal character-driven performances.

Director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland, Deadpool) deliver a gripping and suspenseful sci-fi film. It’s well shot, a great pace and visually stunning.

One of the best sci-fi films I’ve seen. A well-paced film with suspense, stunning visual effects and great performances. It’s a cross between Gravity and Alien, if you like these films then you’ll like this.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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A definite miss.

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Rating: 3.5/5 Stars