Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Candyman Review

CANDYMAN is phenomenal. It’s confronting. Bloody, creative.  It’s a wonderful mix of horror, melodrama, and comedy. I’m used to horror being either a fun, schlocky kill fest. Or a cerebral tale, filled with symbolism, and ultimately a social commentary.  CANDYMAN is both. Now, CANDYMAN had some big shoes to fill. The original ‘Candyman’, released in 1992, is one of my favourite horror films. I wat...

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

In August 1968, there were Anti-Vietnam War protests in Chicago, Illinois. The Democratic National Convention was taking place and there were numerous rallies and marches protesting against President Lyndon B. Johnson’s policies regarding the war. To those protesting, young men were being conscripted to die needlessly in a conflict in a country on the other side of the world. The various protests ...