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Terror Falls From The Sky In Jordan Peele’s “Nope”

Written by on August 2, 2022

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Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder returns to break down Jordan Peele’s latest nightmare, Nope.

Released July 22, Nope, Jordan Peele’s newest film, follows Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as a pair of young ranch-owning siblings dealing with an otherworldly phenomenon from above, objects falling from the sky, a neighboring amusement park and other mysterious happenings.

Our resident film critic Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder says, “It’s clear that Jordan Peele is saying that Black people have a place in American stories… histories, and cinema.” He notably adds, “Nope is not a Black movie. It is a movie that champions Black presence.”

Ponder goes on to present his thoughts and theories about the film’s meaning. Stream it now on Spotify…

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Audio production by Reggie Ponder

Written by George Chiligiris

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