By Charlotte Beasley
Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele, is full of plot holes but all the components of the film that are put together make it completely satisfying to watch.
It is a horror film that is never horrifying but instead makes you laugh with one or two jump scares. Get Out is a mystery and a good one, which keeps your brain working as you try to figure out what is going on and honestly, you will probably leave the cinema still wondering what was going on.
Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a photographer who goes with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to a remote area to meet her parents. Everything about their first encounter is weird and it only gets more strange but the film mainly revolves around the odd behaviours of Georgina (Betty Gabriel) and Walter (Marcus Henderson). They are two black characters who work for the family and when meeting them, you realise that not everything is what it seems.
The acting from the whole cast was incredible to the point that I felt like I was part of the film and that is precisely what cinema should do. From the opening scene, I was hooked and by the end, I just wanted more.
The film is full of symbolism from separating milk from a colourful bowl of cereal to fire and deer but I won’t give any spoilers. This is Peele’s first time directing a film and it is all about racial commentary. He uses the horror genre to discuss how black people feel around a white American family and it is executed perfectly. I suppose the real horror is the reality of it.
Get Out is fresh and exciting with a topical plot we have been waiting to hit cinemas and will keep you on the edge of the seat from start to finish.
By Charlotte Beasley
Kingston University students living at Clayhill Halls of Residence are expected to pay rent until the end of June despite most courses being completed by April.
Halls licence states that ‘payment for the full residential period is mandatory,’ but this means students are required to spend £1000 more after the university year has finished.
Film student Ryan Chapman said: “We should be able to move out any time after our courses finish and not keep paying hundreds of pounds.”
Some students have already started looking for people to take over their rent as soon as possible so they can go home for the summer.
International students who receive no government support/student loans have found this system even more inconvenient.
Peter Enia said: “I will be returning to the States in May, but I still have to pay for a full month worth of rent. It is not my fault that I have to abide by my visa.”
Students have argued that the halls should be more flexible about the last payment, allowing residents to pay weekly and move out when they want to.
All courses finish at different times, some of which finish as early as April 24 but students have to stay and pay to live in London until June 24 or go home and still pay rent.
Rich Allo said: “There should be more communication between the university and halls, and negotiations over which students are entitled to reductions if they have to leave early.”
Most residents understand the conditions of the agreement they signed before moving into halls but they do not agree with it and wish for action to take place in the future.
Rhys Jarvis said: “As inconvenient as it is, it is part of your licence agreement which everyone accepted when they paid their deposit. Perhaps in the future they can make it more flexible.”