Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★½

I wanted to write a long review about this film, on its great cinematography, performances, and the way Shaka King brilliantly directs the story; you can tell it's a film made with the heart, with rage, with sensibility.

But it's also something completely devastating, and so there's not much I can say, I do not have the words. It's crushing from beginning to end, and it's a scream of freedom for things that remain to this day...in a world full of hate, injustice, and discrimination. It's the revindication of a group and a movement, of the figure of Fred Hampton and his importance to history. Great film, truly visceral.

(Daniel Kaluuya is just like, perfect, really perfect; he works on the highest level)

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