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Category: Movie Reviews

Sixties Time Capsule: ‘The Trip’ (1967)

Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of The Trip is the color grain. The opening shots of Sally Groves (Susan Strasberg) walking across the horizon of the baby-blue ocean in her pink suit amplify the sensational reaction to the screen. These colors never truly fade from being vibrant; even during Paul’s decent to the underworld.

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Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (2019) Score 90%

Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (2019)

The piece is glued together by Michael Abel’s haunting score, which is orchestrated all throughout. It, alone, will make your skin crawl. Beyond the music and the cast, it’s Peele’s key framing, and consistent intercutting, that make for a delicate, yet insightful text about the way we view ourselves and the “other.”

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