Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Farewell To A Star

Chadwick Boseman graces the screen and bids fans farewell during an Oscar-worthy performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. It was never supposed to end this way.  Chadwick Boseman was our king.  He was never supposed to be taken away from us so soon.  I’ve watched this film twice–the first viewing came before the embargo lifted.  But it is a struggle to pen the words.  What do you say about an award-worthy performance when you’re watching…

"Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Farewell To A Star"

The Way Back Is Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD

The Way Back, featuring an Oscar-worthy performance from Ben Affleck, is now available for audiences to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. Affleck, already an Oscar winner for co-writing Good Will Hunting and producing Argo, is the current front runner for Best Actor with a masterclass performance as an alcoholic basketball coach.  Depending on how the rest of the year plays out, it’s honestly hard to see this changing. Gavin O’Connor has done it again. …

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The Way Back: Ben Affleck Turns In A Masterclass

Ben Affleck manages to deliver a masterclass in acting with his performance as an alcoholic basketball coach in The Way Back. Gavin O’Connor has done it again.  The director of Miracle and Warrior knows his way around a sports movie.  Brad Ingelsby’s script isn’t immune to some of the classic sports film cliches but that’s alright.  The most climactic scene in the film doesn’t quite hit with the level it should because we already know…

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