Candyman

Candyman ★★★

Bold ideas and striking camerawork eventually give way to a car crash of messy (and sometimes downright confusing) plotting. I could tell you what happens in the last few scenes, but I would have a really hard time telling you why it happened. It’s an interesting legacyquel, in that at its core it’s about the reasons people tell the same story over and over, but it also becomes burdened by servicing those old stories at the same time it’s trying to do something new. That’s a lot to cram into 90 minutes.