Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

The only film worth paying double the price of a single cinema ticket for. More lead roles for both Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. More historical dramas that appropriate the conventions of genre cinema to tell true stories with something close to what I imagine to be the intensity of their real events. Makes no concessions towards audiences who may be unfamiliar with its subject matter and remains all the better for it. I can see some of those audiences finding aspects of this potentially alienating and that's simply their problem. Here's hoping this receives the UK theatrical release it so easily deserves before the year is up.

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