Get Out, one of the best films of last year (and absolutely one of our favourites), has another award to add to its long list: a Nebula.
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As America's descent into national madness continues, some have been sounding warning bells about a possible "fake news apocalypse" - the idea that technology is making it easier than ever to generate disinformation and propaganda and quickly disseminate it to legions of people online, with little checks on the process. Something that's particularly worrying are machine learning algorithms that are quickly making it possible to generate fake videos of public figures saying things they didn't with uncanny audiovisual accuracy.
Both Get Out and The Shape of Water are great films about outsiders, made by people from non-white backgrounds. But Get Out is a lot less comforting, which is probably why it didn't win Best Picture yesterday.
Get Out is back in theatres thanks to its Academy Award nominations, but writer-director Jordan Peele is continuing to look toward the future. He recently discussed the possibility of a sequel.
The most effective horror movies offer a balanced mixture of gore, frights, and sly social commentary -- and Get Out, a hit with both critics and audiences, does this better than most. But as director Jordan Peele explains, the movie's crowd-pleasing ending wasn't always what he had in mind for his film's final act.