Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★★

chadwick and viola deliver incredibly powerful performances and chadwick’s ability to have us laughing one minute, then our eyes welling with tears the next was truly masterful - i hope he wins all the awards for this performance. utterly brilliant.

i also loved the use of a singular location; like yes there’s other rooms within it that we see but the kinds strict confinement to the spaces was consuming and claustrophobic and the production design was 🤩🤩.

finally, wow what a chilling last couple minutes. definitely left it’s mark.

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