What a time to be alive. Jordan Peele, who’s now a little less than two weeks away from hopefully clutching his first Oscar, was recently asked by W Magazine to direct a fashion shoot.
Whether you missed out on Get Out’s original theater run or you just want a chance to see it on the big screen one more time, now is your chance to do so—for free.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out took home major awards at this year’s African-American Film Critics Association Awards, winning best director, best picture, best actor (a nod to Daniel Kaluuya, who played the main character, Chris) and best screenplay.
Looking at the success of Get Out, one would imagine that writer-director Jordan Peele knew what he was getting into when he started working on the project.
Get Out is back in theaters 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.
Over the holiday break, I finally got around to watching Netflix’s Mudbound, last year’s period drama by director Dee Rees (who also wrote and directed 2011’s magnificent Pariah). The film was adapted from the 2008 Hillary Jordan novel about two families—one black and one white—attempting to stay afloat by…
2017 has been, how do I put this succinctly, a fucking shit year.
To be a person of color in America is to always be tangled between dueling worlds. What was different in 2017, more so than any other year in recent memory, was how those polarities were laid bare for everyone else to see.
Jordan Peele’s blockbuster film, Get Out, was the big winner of the African American Film Critics Association. The film, a satirical look at race relations, won the Best Film, Best Directing, Best Acting and Best Screenplay recognitions from the world’s largest group of professional black film critics.
Fans of Jordan Peele’s Get Out have a new show to get into—The Twilight Zone, the iconic TV series that the genre-breaking director will be rebooting, CBS formally announced Wednesday.
The subject of our favorite Instagram videos and memes, Joanne the Scammer, portrayed by Branden Miller, is slated to bring her messy-bitchness to TV, courtesy of producers Super Deluxe and Chelsea Peretti, wife of Jordan Peele.
My question is: Has Tiger Woods ever not been in the sunken place?
That Get Out will compete as a comedy during awards season is not a surprise. Although packed with thrills and scares, it ultimately exists as social satire—which, while not always funny, is a form of comedy. Also, this comedy distinction makes it more likely to win within its categories. For myriad…
Before you clutch your pearls—wait. Do black people own pearls? Aside from AKAs, I don’t think so, so I will revise the previous sentence. Before you clutch your Jesus piece, allow me to elaborate.
When we launched The Root 100 in 2009, it was the perfect time to celebrate black excellence. The arrival of the country’s first black president was an occasion to champion the achievements of today’s African-Americans heroes—achievements that could exist only in our ancestors’ wildest dreams.
Legendary black Hollywood stalwart Spike Lee is collaborating with upstart Jordan Peele on Black Klansman, a true-life account of a black police detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.
Comedian, writer and filmmaker Jordan Peele recently offered the hope that the success of his low-budget but high-profit film, Get Out, would convince Hollywood producers that “black voices … tell good stories like anyone else.”
With only a $5 million budget, Jordan Peele’s blockbuster hit Get Out is now the highest-grossing domestic hit ever by a black filmmaker. So far the movie has made a whopping $162.8 million in North America, beating F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton.
Approximately midway through one of his new Netflix comedy specials (the one he taped last year in L.A. — I've yet to see the one taped in Austin), Dave Chappelle made a shocking allusion to his age. I forgot exactly what he said and how he said it, but I remember being reminded of exactly how young he is, and how…
Editor’s note: This article contains major spoilers about the plot of Get Out.