Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★★

i have a soft spot for adaptations of plays - especially when they’re so obvious in their format. i love the confinements of plays, the claustrophobia a restricted set causes. the four walls of the recording studio provide the crucial conditions to heighten the already stellar performances. the camera is always too close, too raw: uncomfortable. as it should be. academy awards please interact 🙏

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