Incompletely gestated and somewhat uneven, writer/director Jordan Peele’s Us is a bit of a letdown after his brilliant debut feature Get Out, but the acting, cinematography and score are first class and there is some brilliant imagery. Peele is to be applauded for his ambition, even if he doesn’t quite realise it here.
Inventing Tomorrow is an inspiring doco featuring some extraordinary teens fired by science and environmentalism. If these optimistic, exuberant, intelligent and responsibly ambitious young people are the future, we can look forward with hope.
French director Jacques Audiard brings a Euro sensibility to his western, The Sisters Brothers, exploiting then subverting and ultimately dissembling the macho gunslinger stereotype. The character treatment and some excellent acting performances save the narratively thin film from tedium.