Film of the day: Get Out

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

With his mightily impressive directorial debut, Jordan Peele blends sharp racial satire with skin-prickling horror.

Daniel Kaluuya stars as Chris, a young photographer less than thrilled at the prospect of a weekend trip to meet the folks of white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams). She assures him that there’s nothing to worry about, joking that dad Dean (Bradley Whitford) would have voted for Obama a third time if he had the option.

Still, he, wife Missy (the excellent Catherine Keener) and the extended family are somehow a little too chummy, and what’s with the two servants who just smile blankly and barely utter a word?

Get Out – Thursday at 9.00pm on FilmFour.

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