Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★★

Very well-acted movie! Chadwick Boseman is the stand out for me! This has gotta be my favorite performance I’ve seen him in!

I didn’t expect the majority of the movie to take place in 1 day’s recording session! But I think it worked just fine. The same writers behind this wrote Fences and I could definitely tell. Lots of fast talk back and forth, which adds to the great performances.

I didn’t know what to expect from the movie, but it was definitely sadder than I was expecting. The music was great to listen to. Not super re-watchable and a little boring here and there, but good in the moment.

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