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LAKEITH STANFIELD

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CANDYMAN (2021)
Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Yahya Abdul-Mateen Ii, Teyonah Parris, Tony Todd, Cassie Kramer, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Rebecca Spence, Kyle Kaminsky and Carl Clemons-Hopkins. Directed by Nia Dacosta.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorised by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright, move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

REVIEWS Candyman - Sweet, sugar, Candyman

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021)
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Graham Lutes, Martin Sheen, Darrell Britt-Gibson and Dominique Thorne. Directed by Shaka King.

FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

REVIEWS Judas and the Black Messiah - Revolutionary true story of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s

THE PHOTOGRAPH (2020)
Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Courtney B. Vance, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kenneth Kynt Bryan, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Teyonah Parris, Lilrel Howery and Rob Morgan. Directed by Stella Meghie.

When famed photographer Christina Eames dies suddenly, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton hurt, angry and confused. But tucked away in a safe-deposit box is a single photograph and a letter that will propel Mae on a journey that will ignite an unexpected romance with rising-star journalist Michael Block and lead Mae toward Isaac Jefferson, a New Orleans fisherman with a mysterious connection to her mother’s past.
KNIVES OUT (2019)
Starring Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Jaeden Lieberher and Katherine Langford. Directed by Rian Johnson.

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

REVIEWS Knives Out - A whodunnit worthy of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018)
Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun and Armie Hammer. Directed by Boots Riley.

REVIEWS Sorry to Bother You - Boots Riley's spectacular satire on race in America

THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB (2018)
Starring Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks, Claes Bang, Sverrir Gudnason, Vicky Krieps, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Convery, Lakeith Stanfield, Synnøve Macody Lund and Cameron Britton. Directed by Fede Alvarez.
GET OUT (2017)
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Milton Howery, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson and Lakeith Stanfield. Directed by Jordan Peele.

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean.

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

REVIEWS Get Out - An intelligent and delectable horror classic

SHORT TERM 12 (2013)
Starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr, Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Lakeith Stanfield, Kevin Hernandez, Melora Walters, Stephanie Beatriz, Lydia Du Veaux and Alex Calloway. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

Passionate and tough, Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.

But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility – Jayden a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.

She and Mason also struggle to help Marcus – an intense, quiet kid who is about to turn 18 – manage through the difficulty of having to leave the facility. Grace comes to find – in both her work and the new teenager in her care – surprising sources of redemption.

REVIEWS Short Term 12 - Beautiful. Special. A revelation.

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