Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★½

This was such an intense, compelling story, during one of America's darkest moments, anchored by great performances from Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfiled, bringing charisma and nuance respectively. Jesse Pelmons is great as well.
The directing does an excellent job portraying the urgency of the times and the various gray areas some people found themselves in, while still showing how fucked up the system was (and still is), mainly in the base of race, but also capitalism. The scene where Fred Hampton actually kinda convinces the confederate flag wearing white guys that they're just a part of the strugle as them was beautiful.
The score is amazing as well, and those last 15 minutes are so depressing and upsetting, yet a real glimpse of the struggle that black lives had to endure, and still face, in a country built on opression.

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