Browsing: Jordan Peele

CANDYMAN **** USA 2021 Dir: Nia DaCosta. 91 mins In two lazy sequels to Bernard Rose’s iconic 1992 CANDYMAN, Tony Todd’s extraordinary presence was wasted, the concept cheapened by lame jump scares in FAREWELL TO THE FLESH and taken into slapdash slasher territory for DAY OF THE DEAD. Todd and…

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Oscar®️ winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend: Candyman. Filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods, upcoming Captain Marvel 2) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost…

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US ***** USA 2019 Dir: Jordan Peele. 116 mins Writer-director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to the deservedly admired GET OUT is a very different film stylistically but thematically it also has its finger on the pulse of contemporary America…and beyond. In a late 1980’s prologue, while the country gears up for…

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GET OUT **** U.S.A. 2017 Dir: Jordan Peele. 104 mins Writer / director Jordan Peele’s feature debut has an arresting opening sequence: a young black guy is attacked and bundled into a car in some “creepy ass suburb” before the provocative title appears on-screen. Subsequently, budding photographer Daniel Kaluuya prepares…

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