Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

This could have used a more focused s riot at times, but it’s so well directed that it’s hard to care in the moment. Shaka King just makes so many fascinating choices, and what the script lacks in organization he brings to the table through his skill. This just has a really absorbing style to it, and a natural intimacy to the character driven moments. 

Daniel Kaluuya definitely seems to be the most exciting actor of his generation. Lakeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemmons are also wonderful though, and I need Hollywood to cast Dominique Fishback in everything now. Lots of great one-scene performances too. 

This also has one of the best “songs written to play during the closing credits” I’ve heard in a minute, which is a major accomplishment imo.

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