Netflix movie review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Chadwick Boseman, in his final role, lifts tale of race, sexuality and creativity

//Netflix movie review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Chadwick Boseman, in his final role, lifts tale of race, sexuality and creativity

Netflix movie review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Chadwick Boseman, in his final role, lifts tale of race, sexuality and creativity

4/5 starsDirector George C. Wolfe has the unenviable task of bringing alive a feature film – adapted from August Wilson’s 1984 play about beloved blues singer Ma Rainey – that largely takes place in a couple of rooms.The story of how the irascible Rainey (played by a marvellous Viola Davis) settled in for a recording session in 1920s Chicago, it’s a sultry, sweaty number that will be remembered not just for Davis’ stinging turn but the final performance of Chadwick Boseman.The Black Panther…

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