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Nia DaCosta

Vanessa E. Williams on How ‘Candyman’ Reframes the Original

Candyman — both 1992’s Bernard Rose-directed original and Nia DaCosta’s recently released spiritual sequel — has always been a story about framing. Cinema’s first major Black movie monster…

Unpacking ‘Candyman’ and Its Darkest Revelation

[This story contains spoilers for Candyman.] He is the writing on the wall, the whisper in the classroom. Without these things, he is nothing. Director Nia DaCosta doesn’t merely write or…

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in ‘Candyman’: Film Review

The rising star plays a contemporary Chicago artist whose fascination with an urban legend leads him down a terrifying path in Nia DaCosta's reboot, co-written by Jordan Peele.