Us: On new Black horror, and questions being as important as answers in our developing stories

I saw “Us” with my wife this past Friday, and came away with so many questions, so much hope, so much enthusiasm, copious motivation, and the right kind of impatient frustration.

I came away from the film unsettled, and glad for that.

Much of the best, lasting, and most profound art refuses to answer all of our questions. That same art will often demand that we retire to our subconscious spaces, and massage through the many layers of story and…