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Kid (Dev Patel) in the most recent action thriller release, Monkey Man, which also serves as Dev Patels directorial debut.

Action-revenge and Hindu legend in ‘Monkey Man’

By Atticus Jackson, Contributing Writer April 14, 2024
“Monkey Man” is a bloodthirsty, action-revenge story following the emotional crux of class struggles in modern-day India but painted parallel against the echo of a mythical Hindu legend. Being the long-awaited directorial debut of the British filmmaker, actor and writer Dev Patel, the film explores many angles of its protagonist’s emotional journey and the thematic developments that infuse it, but where it really shines is in its absolutely subversive action. 
Deja View - NOPE (2022)

‘Deja View’ – “NOPE” (2022)

May 2, 2023
Tune in to hear host Therese Kinirons and guest Jackson Gruenke discuss Jordan Peele’s filmography, angel imagery, and squelching.
Nia DaCostas 2021 sequel-cum-remake Candyman crafts uniquely strange terror out of real-world fears.

Review: “Candyman” crafts terror from real-world fears

By Jackson Noel, Staff Writer September 7, 2021
Nia DaCosta's "Candyman" remake is a type of horror movie that rarely gets released anymore, crafting uniquely strange terror out of real-world fears.
Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

Modern films subvert stereotypes of Black characters in horror

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer October 29, 2020
Ever heard the quip that the Black guy always dies first? In horror movies, being any sort of ethnic minority, especially Black, is a mark of death.
Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss stellar performance. While the film takes on classic horror tropes, it also explores real-world issues surrounding women whose fears when in danger are often dismissed.

Review: Film turns its origins into relevant commentary

By Thomas Machacz March 23, 2020
Leigh Whannell’s “The Invisible Man” is tense and driven by Elizabeth Moss' stellar performance.
Deja View- Us

‘Deja View’- “Us”

April 4, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/deja-view-us   On this week's "Deja View," host Jake Leary and staff writer Silas White compare Jordan Peele's "Us" to his previous horror masterpiece, "Get...

“Us” mixes a government conspiracy, well-balanced blood and gore, impressive acting and nuanced characters to create a strong commentary on cultural, societal and racial tension in the United States like xenophobia.

Review: Horror movie ‘Us’ reflects cultural tension

By Jake Leary April 1, 2019

“Us” is at once familiar and foreign — it’s a traditional slasher turned and twisted into something radical and bizarre.   The film follows the Wilson family on their annual summer vacation:...

Deja View: Get Out and social commentary in horror films

Deja View: ‘Get Out’ and social commentary in horror films

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor March 1, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss his review of “Get Out.” Then, Jake and Aidan discuss the...

Get Out follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a black photographer, as he visits his white girlfriends parents. What begins as an awkward, first meeting quickly turns sinister as the neighborhoods twisted secrets come to light.

Review: Jordan Peele’s horror film examines racial tension

By Aidan Lentz, Contributing Writer February 15, 2017
Peele’s direction screams a boldness that one would expect from a filmmaker decades into his career, much less someone on his first feature.
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