Us

  • Ladled ‘Antebellum’: Twisty tale proves ‘Roots’ of all evils?

    In a Civil-War era landscaped plantation, slaves are casually  abused and even killed by their ‘owners’ and despite every part of the brutalised Eden (Janelle Monáe) wanting to rebel she knows she must bide her time and otherwise remain silent, waiting for a key moment to rise again that...
  • Bespoke and mirrors… ‘Us’ has more than face value…

    In 1986, young Adelaide strolls off from her parents while visiting a beachside funfair at Santa Cruz and finds herself entering a rundown funhouse, complete with a chamber of mirrors that don’t seem to be showing quite what they should.  When her parents finally find her, she refuses to...