Nanny (2022). Nanny: Directed by Nikyatu Jusu. With Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector. Immigrant nanny Aisha, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, is forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream.
“Saw this back at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHorror elements about immigrants and culture is quite interesting. Itu0026#39;s not often we see these themes and categories play together in a film in recent time. Nanny contains a really intriguing narrative about immigration, babysitting, and culture that is filled with interesting aspects of terror, great performances from the cast especially Anna Diop, and some really beautiful camerawork displayed. Some great production designs and there is one particular costume moment that caught me off guard in a good way. This is directoru0026#39;s Nikyatu Jusu first feature I believe and for a first time, she proves that she has something to offer in the upcoming future. The characters were really interesting and they all have a purpose to serve throughout this movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhile the movie is insightful, the horror elements didnu0026#39;t really work well at times. The movie has been described as a horror movie but it really felt more like a psychological drama movie. The horror elements did end up becoming stale and unnecessary at times. This is a problem because it ends up becoming repetitive and too much to carry on and this could lead the audiences to be annoyed or tiring to focus on. Some of the music could be better as it didnu0026#39;t really fit the tone of the movie at times.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDespite itu0026#39;s flaws, director Nikyatu Jusu shows talent throughout this movie and I look forward to see what she comes up with next.”