Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ★★★

Decent movie with a good ensemble cast, good writing, and some impressive production and costume design. The make-up was.....excessive to say the least. Chadwick Boseman gave a career-best performance, although his trumpet playing wasn't always convincing. Despite limited screen time Viola Davis also gave an excellent performance, although her lip-synching was not very convincing at all. Still straight-up Oscar bait, but I like this movie much more than I liked "Fences" from 2016 - 6/10.

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