CandyMan (2021)

First of all, I would love to take this moment to congratulate Director (Nia DaCosta) for being the first black female to debut atop the U.S Box Office, and boy oh boy is it well earned.
Candyman has had me on the edge of my seat with anticipation and story building. At first, I may have thought this would be another remake of all the movies we know and thankfully I was proven wrong.
From the beginning and I mean, from its shadow puppetry and cultivating reclamation of the Candyman legend to its racial and political aspects. Nia DaCosta is certainly not only brave but smart and intellectually polished with her direction masterpiece.
The sequel does the original so much justice thanks to the cast (Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Teyonah Parris) because not only do we get to know about this word of mouth ghost called Candyman however we dig deeper and understand the term “Candyman” has been bestowed to those for generation and generations.


Definitely a must watch.


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Director - Nia DaCosta

Is The 1st Black Female Director To Debut Atop The U.S. Box Office

Painting artist Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his partner Brianna (Teyonah Parris) move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini Green. One day Anthony meets a old resident of Cabrini Green, who fills the young artist with the true story of Candyman.
Yahya-Abdul-Mateen II
Tony Todd
Teyonah Parris
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett