Candyman

Candyman ★★★

Set 29 years after the original, today's Cabrini Green may be lined with specialty coffee shops and out of touch beatniks, but the themes of Nia DaCosta's Candyman "spiritual sequel" are nearly identical to those of the 1992 classic.

While there's nothing inherently wrong with a direct remake, the original leaves so much room for interpretation. Contrast that with Jordan Peele's script, which is exploding with exposition and brings every subtlety to the forefront...

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