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150 Word Review: ‘Candyman’ (2021)

You’ll get hooked

Director Nia DaCosta’s gloomy Candyman reboot/sequel overflows with ideas like a greedy kid’s Halloween trick-or-treat bag. It’s a movie about police brutality, systemic racism, and the relationship between art and pain.

But Candyman is still a horror movie and DaCosta delivers the bloody goods. She hides her thoughtful messages in the scares, like…

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by John DeVore

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