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Artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is living with his girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) in the now gentrified area that used to be Cabrini-Green; he suddenly becomes fascinated, virtually obsessed, with the Candyman legend. A remake/sequel that employs two of the 1992 originalā€™s cast members and turns the horror story into a clever comment on Chicagoā€™s development and Black menā€™s suffering at the hands of, mostly, white police officers. Far from subtle, but benefits from inventive visual ideas, including nifty killings, shadow puppetry and dark, misty Chicago high-rises.

2021-U.S. 91 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Nia DaCosta. Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta. Cast: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Anthony McCoy), Teyonah Parris (Brianna Cartwright), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Troy Cartwright), Colman Domingo, Tony Todd, Vanessa Estelle Williams.

Trivia: Co-produced by Peele. Filmed in 2019 and delayed more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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