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DANIEL KALUUYA

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BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (2022)
Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Tenoch Huerta and Daniel Kaluuya. Directed by Ryan Coogler.
NOPE (2022)
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Terry Notary, Conor Kawalski and Mark Casimir Dyniewicz Jr. Directed by Jordan Peele.
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021)
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Graham Lutes, Martin Sheen, Darrell Britt-Gibson and Dominique Thorne. Directed by Shaka King.

FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

REVIEWS Judas and the Black Messiah - Revolutionary true story of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s

QUEEN & SLIM (2020)
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny, Bokeem Woodbine, Flea, Indya Moore, Sturgill Simpson, Jahi Di'allo Winston, Benito Martinez and Melanie Halfkenny. Directed by Melina Matsoukas.

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly becomes a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the direst and desperate of circumstances and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

REVIEWS Queen & Slim - A worthwhile tale with bumpy storytelling

WIDOWS (2018)
Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, André Holland, Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo and Jon Bernthal. Directed by Steve McQueen.

The story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica, Alice, Linda and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

REVIEWS Widows - A second chance for this stunning heist thriller on 4K
Widows - A captivating thriller beyond measure

BLACK PANTHER (2018)
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, Martin Freeman and Daniel Kaluuya. Directed by Ryan Coogler.

After the events of 'Captain America: Civil War', T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

REVIEWS Black Panther - More of a purr than a bold roar

GET OUT (2017)
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Milton Howery, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson and Lakeith Stanfield. Directed by Jordan Peele.

Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean.

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

REVIEWS Get Out - An intelligent and delectable horror classic

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