Kaluuya gives a ‘magnetic and ferocious’ performance in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ says critic

(L-R) Darrell Britt-Gibson as Bobby Rush, Daniel Kaluuya as Chairman Fred Hampton and Lakeith Stanfield as in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Photo by Glen Wilson/Warner Bros.

Critics review “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which follows FBI informant William O’Neal, played by Lakeith Stanfield, who infiltrates the Black Panther party to gather information on Illinois chapter chairman Fred Hampton, played by Daniel Kaluuya; “French Exit,” starring Michelle Pfeiffer as a widowed New York socialite who has run out of money and must relocate with her adult son to a friend’s empty apartment in France; “Minari,” which focuses on a South Korean family who relocates to an Arkansas farm; “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” about two best friends taking what they think is the vacation of a lifetime.

Credits

Guests:

  • Tim Grierson - Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International, a contributing editor at MEL, and the author of “This Is How You Make a Movie" - @TimGrierson
  • Carlos Aguilar - film reviewer for the LA Times and AV Club