Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

It's a film that demands layers of peeling and even then, the choices and moral degradation of these characters is never black and white. Squeezed between the grey areas is where my interest lies within the film. No character is truly a good person in the film, yet I found myself empathizing with each one of them for one reason or another. Shaka King's manipulation of the narrative is impressively crafted. A crime parable that shares many comparisons to films by Scorsese and specifically The Departed, Judas and the Black Messiah stings like a bullet wound to your kneecaps.

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