Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★★★

Producer Denzel Washington's quest in adapting renowned playwright August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle to film continues following the superb track led forth by Fences with Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a gorgeously shot, energetically directed, phenomenally paced drama featuring some of the finest and most poignant dialogue of any film this year and career-best work from Viola Davis and the late great Chadwick Boseman, whose devastating monologue alone should guarantee him a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

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