The sophomore film from any new director is oftentimes held to a harsher critique than their debut movie. It’s unfair. But Jordan Peele’s directorial debut was such a profound moment in 2017 culture, that anything he created after couldn’t live to the success of Get Out.
And then there was Us.
Not only did Us gross a lot of money, but it’s (mostly) universally praised by critics and audiences just like Get Out. Is the film a commentary on race? A commentary on class? Was it just a giant bait-and-switch? Did you even notice all of the references? The Nose attempts to go underground with Us.
But that’s not all. Since 2016, Amy Schumer has been one of the most successful comedians in entertainment. Last week, she released her second Netflix stand-up special, Growing, where she talks personally about her husband’s autism, her difficult pregnancy with hyperemesis, and, well about other things we just can’t say here. But is it funny? The Nose weighs in.
Some other stuff that happened this week:
- Apple Aims To Topple Netflix & Amazon’s Streaming Reign With Today’s Big Reveal
- Dr. Dre got a good chuckle out of Operation Varsity Blues before he was reminded of his wealth
- Jay-Z, 'Super Fly,' 'La Bamba' Added To National Recording Registry
- Zack Snyder: Batman kills. Superman kills. Get over it.
- Avengers: End Game Posters Reveals Who Is And Isn’t Dead
- Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped, Angering Chicago Mayor and Police
- Streets of Rage 4’s new trailer teases two new characters
- Broad City: Saying Goodbye to the Ultimate Millennial Sitcom
- Taneisha Duggan is producing associate at Theater Works.
- Sam Hatch co-hosts The Culture Dogs on Sunday nights on WWUH.
- Bill Yousman is a professor of Media Studies at Sacred Heart University.
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.