Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

Chadwick Boseman is so vibrant in this even with his body so clearly suffering from the cancer that would tragically take him in 2020. Before watching him here I was sure Anthony Hopkins would win the Best Actor Oscar but now I'm thinking Chadwick may (and deservedly so) get the nod posthumously.

And Viola Davis! Damn does she suck the air out of the room, sweaty and smeared make-up and all! Her stare is like a super-power -- I'd wither into a crying-baby ball if she gave me that look, a look more powerful than words.

2021 is going to be a TOUGH battle at the Oscars given the talent on display.

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