‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ showcases riveting performances by Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis

Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death will draw understandable attention to “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which represents his final role. Yet that focus shouldn’t overshadow the riveting performances that elevate this small-scale Netflix movie, adapted from the August Wilson play with its … Read more…

Richard Fowler: Democratic Convention showcases competence and empathy — dramatic contrast to Trump failures

Speakers stressed that Joe Biden would bring competence to the White House — a welcome change from the incompetent leadership of Trump, who ignores science and facts and has failed to act effectively against COVID-19, which has infected more than … Read more…

‘Miss Juneteenth’ showcases Nicole Beharie in a timeless mother-daughter tale

Marking an impressive directorial debut, “Miss Juneteenth” is a straightforward story of mothers and daughters — of opportunities lost, roads not taken, and hopes and dreams passed from one generation to the next. It’s also a terrific showcase for star … Read more…