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"Us" Is a Really Weird Movie, And Isn't That Great?: Review

Film Review: Us There's a lot to be said about the new movie Us . Don't worry, I won't spoil anything about the plot, all you need to know is that it's a horror movie about a family who encounters it's doppelgängers . Us , Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out , is wacky and wild and sure to be polarizing. It has been five full years since Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar and this is basically her first leading role in a movie. I find few things more frustrating than when Hollywood fails to capitalize on exciting talent. But thank god for Jordan Peele, who has given Nyong'o a doozy of a role, or double role rather, as the actors also play their doppelgängers. She inhabits the two characters, one a protective mother and the other a crazed killer, by changing her movements in ways that are strangely complimentary. It's thrilling to watch.  Nyong'o's screen presence has a commanding elegance that recalls the best of Old Hollywood stars. I'