Judas and the Black Messiah

Director: Shaka King
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 1.5

Two-bit car thief William O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) is turned into an informant for the Feds (or risk jail time) and instructed to get close to Black Panther Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) and report back everything he can about them.  It's a highly dubious comparing Hampton to Jesus (it helps to know that Hampton's son was a "consultant" so it's inherently biased), but director King also paints all sides of this with an extremely broad brush (to the point where it becomes cartoonish): the "bad guys" are bloated Caucasians who puff on cigars and say things like "you can't cheat your way to equality" and the "good guys" advocate murder and act self-righteous (the nameless, faceless cops are always showing up armed to the teeth).  When J. Edgar (Martin Sheen) asks Special Agent Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) what he'll do when his daughter brings home a 'person of color' the only responsible answer to that is "I'll respect her decision" ... which is what it expects the viewer to be thinking all along.