Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

I feel like this material would've been far better suited for the stage, as it was originally intended, and I'll admit the ending left a bit more to be desire. That said, the impeccable dialogue and stellar performances make this worth while. It is truly a shame that we'll never know what Chadwick Boseman would've done next after this film, as he clearly still had way more to offer. But as far as final performances go, this certainly wasn't a bad note to go out on.