Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★★½

Rewatched for SAG Winners Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.

What makes this movie so accomplished for me isn’t even the acting. It’s two-fold: 1) the impact of the film’s message & themes about race and the clarity in which it communicate them is like a bomb dropping; 2) all stage adaptations should strive to transform cinematically the way the writing and screenplay do here.

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