I am mixed positive on Jordan Peele as a writer/director. I like his films. Don’t love them the way others seem to love them. Get Out remains the most complete film in his 3-film directing history. Clear idea. Smart. Well acted. Well shot. Really good
NOPE is a classic example of the "on paper it works" film. On paper, I can see why so many folks like and admire it. But, on screen, it doesn't come together. Kaluuya is a good actor but his laconic performance deadens the film with him as the lead. It might work in an Eastwood western, but, here he makes for a boring hero.