Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

You can definitely tell it’s based on a play which can be a detriment unfortunately, it’s all a bit stagy in execution, but its focus lies on the actors and their performances are what make the film. Viola Davis continues to be stellar and Chadwick Boseman is a powerhouse, it’s just so sad that we won’t be seeing more from him.

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