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Culture Maven review: "Nope"

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C D K · Culture Maven on Film: "Nope"

Film Review & Podcast by c d kaplan

It's taken me several days since viewing Jordan Peele’s latest movie “Nope,” to understand how all its moving parts work together, and aren’t just the writer/ director flying off in many directions.

It is at its base level about flying saucers circling a canyon ranch outside LA, wrecking havoc.

But, with its various and sundry cultural and social references, much more.

Like, among a lot of other things, the origin of moving pictures, 50s and 60s sitcoms, roadside attractions and an endearing brother/ sister relationship.

Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun star.

“Nope” is a spectacle, a beautiful filmed epic movie that is mysterious, funny, intelligent and significantly entertaining.

For a more in-depth analysis, listen to my podcast above.

Mel is the WFPK morning host. Email Mel at mfisher@lpm.org.

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