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Jordan Peele's impersonation of Chance the Rapper watching Get Out is priceless

There’s probably nothing more nerve-racking for a horror director than seeing an audience watch their movie, since you’re looking for visceral reactions from them. Luckily, Jordan Peele hasn’t had such issues with his debut feature, Get Out, which has routinely made audiences shriek and holler with abandon. And last…

Now Anybody Can Take an Online Version of the College Course Inspired by Get Out

Last year, dozens of lucky students got to take “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic,”a UCLA course on black horror, inspired by Jordan Peele’s hit movie Get Out. This month saw the debut of a web seminar on the same subject, offered by Prof. Tananarive Due and her husband, author Steven…

The A.V. Club weighs in on the snubs and nods of this year’s Oscar nominations

Katie Rife: Well, we’ve reached the pinnacle of awards season: The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Watching the live stream, there were two films that exceeded my admittedly cynical expectations: Get Out defied the Academy’s historical bias against genre films with four major nominations—Best…

The Critics' Choice Awards choose Ted Danson, Elisabeth Moss, and The Shape Of Water (plus a whole bunch more)

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association got together to let their hair down tonight, handing out their picks for the top artistic contributions of 2017 (i.e., the Critics’ Choice Awards). Guillermo Del Toro turned out to be the night’s big winner on the film side of…

Natalie Portman will be happy to hear that the Director's Guild nominees aren't all dudes

“And here are the all male nominees,” is how Natalie Portman pointedly chose to introduce the total sausage party of a Best Director lineup at this Sunday’s Golden Globes. It was one of the most memorable moments of an evening whose unofficial theme was Hollywood’s ongoing reckoning with its legacy of sexism, abuse,…

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

The 20 best films of 2017

2017 didn’t improve much on 2016. If anything, the horror and dread of last year only seemed to take root and blossom this year, as some of our worst collective fears were realized and the future seemed to grow dimmer with every bad-news bulletin and misjudged tweet. If there was a constant, at least for cinephiles,…

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The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

The AFI to honor The Good Place, Wonder Woman, Get Out, a bunch of other stuff you liked

The American Film Institute put out its annual listing of its 10 favorite films and TV shows of the year today, an unranked barometer of what the institute’s juries—made up of influential artists and producers—thought was worthy in a given year. The 20 titles will be honored at the AFI Awards in January, but for now,…