Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

A biopic that hides its biopic-ness under the successful veneer of a linear story. Pretty well made by all accounts, though I wish the relationship between O’Neal and Hampton felt a little more palpable so it would feel more like a betrayal than “damn I’m doing some fucked up shit.” Very engaging nonetheless. Kaluuya gives the better performance but Stanfield is unambiguously the lead here. The Academy’s gonna do its thing though.

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