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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Is a Fitting Grace Note to Chadwick Boseman’s Career – Review in 3 Minutes


In this Review in 3 Minutes, Darren Mooney reviews director George C. Wolfe‘s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, a film produced by Denzel Washington that received a limited theatrical release on Nov. 25 and is now available for streaming on Netflix.

About the author

Darren Mooney
Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic at large for The Escapist. He writes the twice-weekly In the Frame column, writes and voices the In the Frame videos, provides film reviews and writes the weekly Out of Focus column. Plus, occasionally he has opinions about other things as well. Darren lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He also writes for The Irish Independent, the country’s second largest broadsheet, and provides weekly film coverage for radio station Q102. He co-hosts the weekly 250 podcast and he has also written three published books of criticism on The X-Files, Christopher Nolan and Doctor Who. He somehow finds time to watch movies and television on top of that. Ironically, his superpowers are at their strongest when his glasses are on.