Jay Hoffmann

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Judas and the Black Messiah

What will stick with me — besides a performance by Daniel Kaluuya I was fully not prepared for — was the speeches. The speeches, that by all accounts, were pulled from the actual words of Fred Hampton. Rhetoric that encapsulated a moment with timeless readiness. They were treated with such reverence by the director, that you can only watch in awe when they happened. There is a lot to like in this movie, but I like that most of all.

Dir. Shaka King