Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★½

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The story of Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the national Black Panther Party, who was assassinated in 1969 by a Cook County tactical unit on the orders of the FBI and Chicago Police Department.

I was thinking when hearing about this how perfect it is for Black History Month. Good thing it’s good. Something that stood out to me early on is the filmmaking from Shaka King. He brings the story to the forefront which the story is just as good. Combine those two elements with the surprisingly good score and now you have a film. Not to mention the amazing performances as well. Now obviously Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya were beyond fantastic, especially Daniel as he will probably win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

I feel like even how incredible this film is, I still need to rewatch it. When watching it on HBO Max the dialogue was very quiet so I would have to turn it up but the action was way too loud so I was constantly messing with the volume. That resulted in me missing some dialogue and getting lost a little bit. Either it was the film’s fault or the streaming service it doesn’t matter because it affected my experience.
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