Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

While everyone’s acting in this is great, it’s so hard not to bring up Chadwick Boseman, as he easily steals the spotlight in every scene he’s in — always sharp and one step ahead of the film’s snappy screenplay. It’s also kind of eerie how his last two roles are heavily focused on the character’s death and the legacy he’s leaving behind. This is a clear testament to how we lost someone with so much talent way way too early.

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