(October 25, 2020) Original
December 18, 2020
From IMDb: “Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play.”
Poster Rating: C- / C- (7)
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Review: (#1) The lack of background does may the central characters pop, but it’s not a terribly impressive structure or pose. (#2-#8) These character posters take their inspiration from the main design, but don’t really add much to the film.
Trailer Rating: B
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Review: Some great music in the trailer makes this film look far better than the stripped-down trailer would suggest. Some of the makeup effects feel brash, but it looks to be an otherwise compelling feature.
This is one of Netflix’s big Oscar players this year in several categories with Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman pushing for nominations and even wins.