Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★½

“I’m gonna die for the people, ‘cause I live for the people.”

the performances in this movie are the standout, but everything else - the editing, the direction, the pacing, the writing - work together to create a reverberating feeling of desperation and hope and heartbreak, with the strategic insertion of lakeith stanfield or harsh blue police lights during fleeting moments of catharsis reminding you that suffocation and injustice is always there

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