Dolemite Is My Name ★★★½

The writers of the wonderful Ed Wood make a welcome return to their winning formula of a director using his infinite ambition and limited talent to convince everyone around him to help make his dream of making a movie a reality. Dolemite Is My Name isn’t as poignant as Ed Wood — Rudy Ray Moore’s story was a lot happier than Ed Wood’s, and he didn’t work with a dying Bela Lugosi on top of that — but it’s got way more big laughs, with a terrific Eddie Murphy performance at its center, and a hilarious Wesley Snipes in a key supporting role. While I’m sure this is better in a theater, DIMN a perfect Netflix movie: Not too taxing, endearingly sweet, consistently funny, and extremely rewatchable.