One of the best films of the year, director and co-writer Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah is a fascinating, exciting, and multi-layered character study and true story that speaks volumes to the black experience in the late 1960s and early 70s.
Watch some of the latest and greatest new films, out on Blu-ray right now. February has a lot of new Blu-ray arrivals, and that includes Oscar and award-worthy films, from Disney’s Frozen 2, and Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, to Best Picture winner Parasite, Queen & Slim, and more.
Destined to become an all time classic of the superhero genre and handily the best entry into the behemoth Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther is a patient, intelligent, emotional, and politically loaded film that uses previously established tropes and clichés to brilliant, revolutionary effect.
Get Out not only marks writer and first time feature director Jordan Peele’s biggest departure yet from the comedic roots he’s most widely known for, but also heralds the arrival of a talented, perceptive filmmaking voice. Lovingly embracing and subverting horror movie clichés and conventions in equal measure while at the same time delivering a well honed, often uncomfortably uproarious satire on being black in America, Get Out will stand as one of the most assured debut features once the year is over.