Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★★

This has an immediacy in it's prescience to today's world, that most films one would consider bio-pics or "period pieces" don't. LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya give performances that grab you from beginning to end, and director Shaka King must be applauded for the way in which he made it visually and intellectually stimulating. It is entertaining in only these ways, but is otherwise horrific to consider the real events which are depicted here. It's very seldom do those two contradictory elements mesh together, but when they do it's easy to understand it to be a masterpiece.

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