Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Perea in a still from Nope (2022)

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Author’s Note: I saw Nope in a movie theater, after only having seen the original teaser trailer. The most recent trailer gives away too much and should be avoided.

While filming Nope, writer/director Jordan Peele revealed that his most-used word on set was spectacle, and a spectacle it is. Nope earns its R-Rating for a disturbing set of visuals, but this horror comedy has its roots in sweeping westerns and awe-inspiring science fiction.

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