Zeke’s review published on Letterboxd:
LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya deserve all the acclaim, they really do. The former should've been nominated for Best Lead, but I'm still happy that the latter got his due Oscar for Best Supporting; LaKeith's day will come. Thank you to those two powerhouses and the rest of the cast, Shaka King, Will Berson, and The Lucas Brothers.
I had a similar feeling after watching BlacKkKlansman. Obviously, both films deal with the same core issue(s) and both end on an emotional note, but it's the same sadness. It's the same struggle, the same losses. I hate it when people complain about political films (i.e. films that have politics different to theirs) or films that talk about injustices of the past. People who complain about the persistence of these types of films are the very same people who cannot begin to comprehend the plight. Now, I'm not saying every political film is as good as Judas And The Black Messiah, but they still have purpose. They will remain purposeful for as long as these issues are relevant - and that is likely to be the case until who knows how long. But even so, they will remain purposeful, because the past should never be forgotten.