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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Movie review: ‘No’, another genre-disrupting masterpiece from Jordan Peele

In “Nope,” writer/director Jordan Peele presents us with a big, shiny summer blockbuster—a cowboys and aliens riff built from the DNA of earlier sci-fi glasses—and then plenty of a summer blockbuster. Proceeds to diversify the notion. our eyes. He wants us to question the nature of image-making, and he begins at the beginning of film history with photographer Edward Muybridge. In 1878, Muybridge produced the first known example of “moving pictures”: a two-second clip called “The Horse in Motion”, composed of sequential photographs of a jockey riding a race horse.

That the Horseman – the first person shown in the movies – is black, and unknown, is the starting point for Peele’s discovery of what is seen and seen in “Knope”, which interrogates the power of the images, to create them. for, and who gets the credit. These are complicated questions, but Peele wraps them up in one incredibly original, and gripping, sci-fi filmmaking piece that’s both unlike anything else, and like you’ve ever seen before.

Jordan Peele and Daniel Kaluuya arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Knope” at TCL Chinese Theater on Monday, July 18, 2022. (Jordan Strauss/InVision/ Associated Press)

Daniel Kaluuya stars as OJ Heywood, a quiet horse wrangler who mourns the loss of his father (Keith David) in a freak accident, while Heywood Hollywood Horses, his sister Emerald (Keith David), to run the family business. Keke Palmer). film set. As told in a lively on-set safety speech by Emerald, the siblings are descended from the rider who first appeared on horseback in the Muybridge clip, and through OJ and Emerald, the yellow erasers Black accepts with film history and wants to rewrite it.

However, at their pioneer Dulce desert farm, strange things are going on. The clouds are ominous, the winds threatening, roaring screams rise from the sky and frighten the horses. They enlist Angel (Brandon Perea), a skilled young employee of the local Fry’s Electronics, to install the security cameras, and he takes a vested interest in possible supernatural occurrences there, scrutinizing the footage and seeing it himself. returns.

The strange phenomena in the desert extend to their neighbors in a western theme park called Jupiter’s Claim. The proprietor, Ricky “Jup” Park (Steven Yeun), has to grapple with his complicated legacy in the entertainment industry as a former child actor and survivor of a gruesome chimpanzee attack on the set of a family sitcom. Notoriety has followed him throughout his life, although the evidence of the incident is more compelling for the lack of imagery he capitalizes on.

Capital, and the power that comes with it, is the driving force behind the fighting in this valley, as OJ, Emerald, Angel, and the legendary cinematographer they enlist, fight to create valuable evidence of Antler Holst (Michael Wincott) . is happening there.

“Nope” is Jordan Peele’s “Jaws,” a monster movie made from the ribs of Steven Spielberg’s pioneering ’70s blockbuster. It also bears the imprint of Spielberg’s “close encounters of the Third Kind” and is dark with references to ’80s and ’90s cult sci-fi. Film fans Peele can’t help but reference his favorite, and it’s a film about the making of the film, specifically the unnamed technicians and laborers who keep the movie machine running, but don’t find glory. Peele collects and disassembles the pieces of the blockbuster in front of us, showing us how it works, making us think of many different ways to engage with moving pictures, photographs, technology and spectacle, from carnivals to security cameras. calls for. Footage for a virtual reality headset.

Peele invites us to question the power of controlling images while demonstrating a masterful control over the flow of information and imagery in “No,” barring the horror it can only parcel with as a master of mystery. Can take the mood, tone and atmosphere, the speed of editing to push and pull and what we see and what not to create tension.

Deeply mysterious and sometimes unremarkable, “Nope” is also funny, lewd, and even bleak, thanks to the incredible actors who walk Peele’s tightrope. Kaluuya is cool and intense, Palmer is explosive and hilarious, a pair of perfect foils. Yun diplomatically presents oceans of mystery; Is Jupp a sociopath or constantly being detached from his own trauma? Perea gave a breakout performance on Angel with his unique and lively performance, and the gravel-voiced Wilcott, who memorably appeared in “Alien: Resurrection,” is the icing on the cake.

“Nope” is another genre-disrupting work by Jordan Peele, whose intellectual, curious and playful approach has become important and essential to the development of the horror and sci-fi genre. There’s more to explore in the depths of “no,” but for now, let’s just say “yes.”



★★★1/2 (out of 4)

MPAA rating: R (for full language and some violence/bloody images)

running time: 2:10

how to see: in cinemas on Friday

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