Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

really well-made and Daniel Kaluuya is amazing, but i wish they had engaged with Fred Hampton’s life and underlying politics more. i know it’s not supposed to focus on Hampton, but his politics and his convictions make up such a large part of who he was and it’s a bit less impactful because it’s sort of glossed over. but i know this was almost certainly a studio limitation combined with the limitations inherent to making a narrative film about historical figures, so hard to fault Shaka King for that.

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