Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★½

best picture marathon: film #6

“anywhere there's people, there's power”

always keeps our focus right where it needs to be and in turn the emotional weight of every scene feels just as heavy as intended. just phenomenal filmmaking with amazing performances all around that never feel overzealous or phoned in. daniel is my personal choice for best supporting (the way he speaks softly to his loved ones is just as impressive as the way he commands a room of hundreds) but lakeith is just as good (lakeith is always good). i do have to say that my favorite performance is still dominique fishback who was absolutely devastating but still perfectly composed from scene to scene (snubbed, snubbed, snuuuuuubbed!). it felt a little long upon rewatch but that might have just been my exhaustion instead of the film’s pacing. overall this really is a must see

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