Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

Unlike FENCES, The screen adaptation of August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM actually works. It felt free, the set design, blocking, and dialogue did not seem constricted like stage to screen adaptations often do. Viola Davis shines as Ma Rainey, but the real star here is Chadwick Boseman. Even in his final days fighting cancer, it's incredible how Chadwick delivers what can only be described as a Master Class in pure talent.

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