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Judas and the Black Messiah

In “Judas and the Black Messiah,”丹尼尔·卡鲁亚给人一种激动人心的表现,提高头发对你的脖子后面。作为被谋杀的伊利诺伊州黑豹党主席弗雷德·汉普顿,卡鲁亚在舞台上四处游荡,鼓舞着观众。他的演讲充满激情和信念。当FBI线人William O'Neal(LaKeith Stanfield)书名中的犹大告诉他的主人罗伊·米切尔(杰西普莱蒙斯) that Hampton “could sell salt to a slug,” it’s not hyperbole; Kaluuya makes you believe he’ll succeed in his mission to unite a “rainbow coalition” of people of all races against a common enemy. It’s stellar work that will be talked about for some time, and it buys a lot of goodwill for a film that has some serious script problems.

弗雷德·汉普顿的超自然能力,带来种种折磨ntial enemies and rivals together made him dangerous to an America all too happy with the racist status quo. So he became yet another entry in the “Black Messiah” christening sweepstakes the FBI kept awarding after their prior candidates for the title were assassinated. Hampton would be assassinated as well, on December 4, 1969, exactly 20 months after the last “Black Messiah,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed. O’Neal played a large role in facilitating this tragedy, providing Hampton’s apartment layout and even doing a bit of the FBI’s dirty work a few hours before. Since he was a trusted confidant whose ultimate goal was betrayal, the Biblical allusion in the title is an appropriate one.

虽然犹大不像耶稣在好书中那样丰满,但他仍然是福音书中最重要的配角。不过,从技术上讲,犹大是主角,如果剧本是导演的话,这不会是个问题Shaka Kingand威尔·伯森使他和汉普顿一样引人注目。取而代之的是,这个角色在他和联邦调查局探员之间的一个场景中被消磨殆尽,而联邦调查局探员正把他关在监狱里。在开拍的娱乐节目中,奥尼尔出现在公共广播公司的纪录片《关注奖品2》中,他说他信任米切尔,甚至把米切尔看作一个值得效仿的人物。在普莱蒙斯和斯坦菲尔德之间的场景中,这一点几乎没有体现出来,不过在某些时候,这部电影似乎会加深这种令人担忧的关系。米切尔邀请奥尼尔到他家里,给他一杯好苏格兰威士忌,这一场景很有可能检验一种隐含的白人礼貌行为如何产生信任;相反,这一场景以一些关于金钱的笨拙对话结束。

We also spend too much time within the FBI. Despite the excellent cinematography bySean Bobbittand the editing byKristan Sprague,这些序列并没有黑豹和它们的目标那么有趣。“作为”MLK/联邦调查局埃德加·胡佛(J.Edgar Hoover)在试图镇压任何形式的黑人企图方面发挥了积极作用,这些企图迫使国家提供平等,并对其种族和经济罪恶进行清算。在这里,胡佛是由马丁辛在如此浓妆艳抹之下,他看起来就像一支融化的蜡烛,他得到了电影中最糟糕的一幕,用涉及朝鲜战争的对话阻止了这种势头,保护了一个人的家庭,以及米切尔8个月大的女儿和一个黑人约会的可能性。普莱蒙斯看起来和观众感觉一样目瞪口呆。

如果《犹大与黑人弥赛亚》主要关注奥尼尔赢得汉普顿的信任,对我来说效果会更好。我在其他一百万部电影中看到过FBI的那些情节,但是当我们和黑豹在一起的时候,这部电影真的很棒。这不仅仅是卡鲁亚出色的作品,也是多米尼克·菲什巴克as his girlfriend, Deborah Johnson. Their flirty back-and-forth results in a believable romance, made all the more bittersweet by our knowledge of how it will end. Fishback is so good, especially in her heartbreaking final scene, that you wish she had more screen time.

金还擅长描绘令人痛心的暴力场面。一个被描述为“一个正方形”的角色最终崩溃,并诉诸于与警察的报复性枪战的子情节是值得注意的,既因为它是多么坚定,也因为这个男人的母亲感叹这将是他的遗产的场景。这些和其他残酷的场面预示着黑豹最终与一个明显违法的执法部门对峙。

Stanfield gives his all in an underwritten part that keeps his role at arm’s length. It’s an uphill battle that I found commendable even if it lacked a deeper dive into his motivations. How does he feel about being an informant? Is he just in it for the money? More than once, he does something that muddies the waters of intent, but we never get a bead on how affected he may be, nor is the connection between O’Neal and Hampton deep enough for us to feel the full emotional weight of the FBI’s figurative thirty pieces of silver. Yet this is a film that requires more contemplation than a Sundance Film Festival review’s deadline will allow. I want to sit with it some more, see it again, and consider a few things. I feel like I owe it that. For now, however, it’s a marginal recommendation with some reservations.

这篇评论来自圣丹斯电影节。从2月12日开始,这部电影将上映一个月。

Odie Henderson

欧迪“奥迪纳托”亨德森花了33年以上的信息技术工作。他经营着博客,大型媒体破坏和令人发指的疯狂故事。看看他对我们电影爱情问卷的回答here.

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犹大与黑人弥赛亚(2021)

暴力和普遍语言被评为R级。

126 minutes

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丹尼尔·卡鲁亚作为弗雷德·汉普顿

LaKeith Stanfieldas William O'Neal

杰西普莱蒙斯as Roy Mitchell

多米尼克·菲什巴克作为黛博拉·约翰逊

Ashton Sandersas Jimmy Palmer

阿尔吉·史密斯当杰克温特斯

格雷厄姆琵琶作为亚历克斯

马丁辛作为J.埃德加·胡佛

Lil Rel Howery作为韦恩

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