We want more noms than Song & Supporting Actor for Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah, WB’s latest addition to the surging subs at HBO MAX, and our latest addition to the ongoing argument we have with the Academy’s take on the Best Picture category.
What is This Episode? - Top of Show
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH REVIEW:
Credits/Crew - 3:53
HBO Max + The Streaming Landscape - 5:11
Awards, Plot Premise/Expectations, Review Scores - 8:37
Systemic Reflections + Script/Story Thoughts - 12:03
(Antagonism, Defined - 18:18)
The Chicago Problem, 1.0 - 28:48
LaKeith Stanfield - 35:05
Daniel Kaluuya - 37:01
(and The Chadwick Supporting Actor Conundrum - 41:40)
Dominique Fishback/Rest of Cast - 45:02
Production Values - 47:41
How Many Noms? - 49:51
SPOILER WARNING - 52:30
Double Cross + Fact Checks - 53:40
Water and Escape - 57:50
Deborah Checks Fred - 1:01:31
I AM… - 1:03:07
The Chicago Problem, 2.0 - 1:05:50
Trying to Sum Up - 1:08:50
FINAL GRADES - 1:10:33
Where To Find Us/LEAVE US A 5* REVIEW! - 1:13:16
Words of Wisdom/What’s Coming Next - 1:14:03
We give Judas and the Black Messiah the full film study treatment in our latest Oscars Profile movie review. That means you get our non-spoiler section first, where we build to a recap of its performance thus far this awards season and a discussion of the film’s Oscar chances. Then we break down the plot and some of our favorite scenes in spoilers.
As we’ve stated throughout this strange awards season, the Best Picture conversation is a difficult one. We’ve struggled with the candidacy of one particular film, which some predict as a frontrunner, and that conversation continues here. But we also break down the supporting actor race in further detail and how Daniel Kaluuya could contend.
Otherwise, this episode is certainly one where we cannot avoid politics or a discussion of history. Hopefully, our efforts add to the discourse and help where possible. But we also recognize our limitations.
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