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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: Viola Davis stars as queer blues legend

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: Viola Davis stars as queer blues legend

An award-winning Broadway show is coming to Netflix with a stellar cast and a slice of history. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson, stars Viola Davis as the titular character. Ma Rainey was a pioneer in the world of blues, and for Black women in the […]

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The film remake of ‘Widows’ cleverly updates the story with modern themes

The film remake of ‘Widows’ cleverly updates the story with modern themes

Widows | In Cinemas Now |MA15+| ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Before she became world famous for writing the long running TV series Prime Suspect, British crime author Lynda La Plante got her big break with the TV miniseries Widows.  The incredibly memorable series premiered in 1983 and also had two sequels in 1985 and 1995. When a crime matriarch’s […]

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Review: Did Suicide Squad meet the hype?

Review: Did Suicide Squad meet the hype?

Suicide Squad | Dir: David Ayer | Rated: M | In Cinemas Now | ★★★ Sometimes it takes more than a super hero to save the day, sometimes it takes a super villain. Or in this case a squad of the most deranged and dangerous bad guys from the DC Comics universe. The premise is simple enough, […]

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