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Judas and the Black Messiah

Yesterday Viv and I went and saw Judas and the Black Messiah, at long last. It’s about the Black Panthers’ Fred Hampton and the FBI’s COINTELPRO, and was pretty good (Viv liked it even more than me).

I think I’d’ve liked more focus on Hampton and the other genuine Black Panthers and less on the rat (William O’Neal), but it still did well showing Hampton’s vision …

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Promising Young Woman at the Astor

Last night Viv and I went to the Astor to see Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan (actually it was a double-header with the 1944 film Gaslight, but Viv was too tired and we went home). It’s a black comedy thriller film, revolving around the themes of “rape culture” and the drive for revenge. And it’s so good!! Mulligan’s performance as Cassie Thomas is brilliant, the pace is snappy, and the tension and humour are on-point.

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