Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

Everyone's sung the praises of this radical work, and... yeah. It's excellent.

Idk if I loved it (at least on first viewing) quite as much as some others, but it was expertly made, engaging and casually devastating all the way through. It's just a really solid and thought-provoking political thriller and character study, makes you feel the weight and gravity of every decision. Stanfield, Kaluuya, Plemons, Dominique Fishback... so many powerhouse performances, this film should truly get some Oscar love for the performances as much as anything else.

I liked this a whole lot, and I see myself revisiting it again in future.