Thursday, Sep. 7, 2023

Nia DaCosta, director of the upcoming "The Marvels," has a diagnosis for the recent struggles of superhero movies. It basically comes down to, she says, "Mo' money, mo' problems."

Success inevitably breeds bigger budgets. Box-office expectations get inflated. Even superhero spandex can't...

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

There's an urban legend that says if you repeat the name "Candyman" aloud five times in front of a mirror, you summon a hook-handed killer. After seeing Nia DaCosta's film of the same name, you'll never be tempted to do that. You might even not want anything sweet again. Heck, cancel Halloween...

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

"Candyman" was always more than a surface level horror film. The 1992 film dealt with class, race and trauma. But almost 30 years later, a new version in theaters Aug. 27 reclaims and recenters the narrative around the Black experience. 

The original film took the seeds of a Clive Barker...

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