Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

Oof, I’m so glad I got to catch this before it left. Talk about a sophomore film. This is so professionally well-shot, and the jazz score is fucking brilliant. Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, and Jesse Plemons play roles of a different caliber than I’m used to seeing them in, yet everything about their performances is exceptionally subtle and they completely fit into their characters. While the narrative is gripping and tragic, it did sometimes feel like the story was missing something. It certainly left me wanting more, although this is a good excuse for me to rewatch the film so I can’t complain really.

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