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Get In

The top-grossing movie this weekend will be a satire of liberal racism: Get Out is a suspense-horror movie whose villains include a wealthy white man who boasts of his admiration for Barack Obama. It would be a mistake to label the movie conservative, but conservatives will smile at certain aspects of it. Here’s what writer/director/producer Jordan Peele said about his intentions, according to Deadline Hollywood:

“It was very important for me for this movie not to be about the Black guy going to the South and going to a red state where the presumption for a lot of people is that everyone is a racist there,” added Peele, “This was really meant to take a stab at the liberal elite that tends to believe that we’re above these things.”

Also, whatever audiences make of its politics, Get Out is a pretty good movie. If you enjoy the genre, you’ll enjoy this creative entry.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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