Film & Television

John Maguire: Peele dials up the tension again for another creepy thriller

The acclaimed director’s latest outing, Nope, is centred on a UFO sighting in a remote corner of California

Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Brandon Perea in Nope: The film throws a lot of information at us, from a potted history of race in Hollywood to the horrors of a bloody incident on the set of a 1990s television sitcom

“What’s a bad miracle?” Otis Haywood jr (Daniel Kaluuya) asks his sister Emerald (Keke Palmer) early on in Jordan Peele’s tantalisingly creepy Nope. OJ, as he prefers to be called, is convinced he’s just seen a flat, circular UFO in the endless night sky over their horse ranch in a remote corner of California, and doesn’t quite know how to process the evidence of his own eyes. The next night, they both see it, a ...