Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★

2020 Ranked

Can’t really escape feeling too much like something meant for the stage (I had a similar issue with Fences, though this is definitely the better of the two films), but it’s solidly directed and well acted across the board, with Chadwick Boseman (R.I.P.) in particular delivering phenomenal, career-best work. What a performance to go out on.

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