Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

Neither a play nor quite a film.
AMDb 7.3 / 10

This is weirdly stuck between being a feature film, and being a stage play. It's a little jarring and I don't think it works. But the confrontation, the dialogue, and the social commentary are all absorbing. Then there's Viola Davis's and Chadwick Boseman's performances!

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