Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

If Daniel Kaluuya doesn’t win an Oscar for this, the Academy has truly failed
This was an exceptionally strong film, one that just pairs a lot of great factors together to make a powerful piece of work
Electrifying performances, devastatingly emotional punches, and a shadowy tale of betrayal, King’s film details a life cut far too short, and this tragic fact makes the slower moments of the film that much more impactful
Fred Hampton was fucking 21 and murdered in cold blood, and it just fills me with anger and sadness
I don’t know what to say about this film other than I really enjoyed it, and the Black Panther Party has always been fascinating to me with this film inspiring me to buy some books on the subject of the party and Hampton himself. Any recommendations please drop them in the comments below!