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(trailer review) - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom



It was only the other day I found out about this movie.  Correction and let me rephrase, I heard about this movie possibly late last year or early this year, but it was only the other day I was reminded about this movie.  Technically I knew nothing about it other than Chadwick Boseman being in it as the last film he would do, but I had forgotten about that and when his death came, my thoughts were over-shadowed by my feelings of how we lost such a great man, what would happen to one of his most iconic characters, Black Panther and where do we go from here? So even if I did look to see what his last film may have been at that time, as I knew it wasn't Da 5 Bloods, I was caught up in his death for a few weeks so being reminded about this movie was a delight but also very bitter sweet.

Having now seen the trailer and having watched every episode of 'How to get away with murder', I have noticed the greatness in acting calibre that is Viola Davis, so from the jump, I knew this was going to be great.  The picture I saw promoting the film had me thinking that this will be a powerful performance and I may even cry.  But then I noticed Chadwick and that he also had a role in this movie (because I forgot right) and then I knew from that moment, I am likely to cry.  Watching this trailer had me a little emotional, but I will say, I am very proud to see these great actors together on screen and I really hope that a lot of people watch this Denzel Washington produced movie because it looks absolutely great.  Plus it is also a delight to see a number of black actors together in a project.  Having just finished Lovecraft Country, I soo welcome more and more black storytelling.

Directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown

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