Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

Don't have anything particularly insightful to say, it's a solid film based on a rich play and well executed on all fronts. Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis both kill it, and so does the supporting cast. The shot lengths are sometimes a bit too quick for my taste; perhaps an overcorrection when attempting to make this not feel to "stage-y," which is a critique I don't usually believe in.

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