Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

72 // B

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Quick Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom fails to escape the shadow of its contained source material, but its employment of timely themes paired with stunning performances from Davis and Chadwick Boseman (who delivers the best performance of his career) save the day to make this one a worthy watch!

However, regarding awards, I unfortunately don’t see this one getting a Best Picture Nomination, but it seems to be a lock for costume design and Chadwick and Davis look to be headed towards clutching acting nominations as well (but wouldn’t say either will win)

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