Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★½

This is one of the hardest movies I've ever had to watch. Chadwick Boseman is surreal here. It's heartbreaking to watch him, especially when you know his ultimate fate.

Nothing is being overhyped. Yes, Viola is amazing, unsurprisingly, but it's Boseman's powerhouse performance in every single scene he is in that makes Ma Rainey's Black Bottom as great as it is. I am convinced that he was not even acting during certain scenes.

This is the end, Chadwick. Thank you for everything you gave us and more. You'll be missed, and your legacy will live on forever.

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