This week on End Credits we’re getting back on track with another tribute to Black History Month. Judas and the Black Messiah is the movie we’re reviewing on this episode of the show, and perhaps in keeping with the theme, we will also talk about the week’s news, which was all about problematic white celebrities doing and saying gross and inappropriate things.
This Wednesday, February 17, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
The New Cancelled. It was quite a week for geek icons behaving badly. On the one hand, we had Gina Carano being fired by Lucasfilm for sharing conspiracies and anti-Semitic memes, and on the other hand we had more allegations against Joss Whedon, but these ones come from the halcyon days of his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’ll talk about both stories.
REVIEW: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021). In 1969, the 21-year-old leader of the Chicago Black Panthers, a young man named Fred Hampton, was killed in an early morning police raid, and what nobody knew at the time was that his trusted head of security was an FBI informant. Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield star in this true life story ideally situated for a Black History Month release, but does the movie live up to the moment, and its important place in the culture?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.