Jordan Peele’s launch from a solid comedy base with Comedy Central’s Key & Peele show to the unexpected horror film Get Out was so impressive that he’s generated a huge amount of good will that allows him to play the full-on auteur with huge budgets. Did that pay off with his third film, the monster movie Nope?
Your Pretty Much Pop host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by Lawrence Ware (philosophy prof. and entertainment writer), Sarahlyn Bruck (novelist and writing prof.), and Nicole Pometti (media artist and podcaster) to second guess Peele’s various creative decisions.
A few articles we reviewed include:
- “Jordan Peele and Keke Palmer Look to the Sky” by Gerrick Kennedy
- “Jordan Peele Talks Being A Black Auteur And Disproving Myths Of Representation In Hollywood” by Dino-Ray Ramos
- “The Bloody History Behind Those Moving Pictures in Nope” by Jason Bailey
- “Jordan Peele’s Nope, Explained” by Alissa Wilkinson
- “Jordan Peele’s Nope Calls Back to This Greek Myth” by Rebecca Radillo
- “Jupe is the biggest tragedy in Nope, a movie full of tragedies” by Tasha Robinson
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