Viola Davis

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The Unforgivable review – Sandra Bullock does something terrible in ITV drama remake
Bullock plays a woman restarting life after 20 years behind bars for killing a police officer, in this compressed and contrived adaptation of Sally Wainwright’s miniseries Unforgiven

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot
Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn is a good directorial fit for the humour and freaky violence of DC’s bad-guy jamboree

Peter Bradshaw

28, Jul, 2021 @4:10 PM

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Comfort food: the Oscars nominations are not nearly as radical as they think they are
David Fincher’s frontrunner Mank is a brilliant but nostalgic choice, while there are no nominations for stunning sexual politics drama The Assistant

Peter Bradshaw

15, Mar, 2021 @4:19 PM

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The full list of 2021 Oscars nominations
From Mank to Judas and the Black Messiah, all the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, which take place on 25 April

Guardian film

15, Mar, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Golden Globes 2021: Nomadland and The Crown win big – as it happened
A semi-virtual kickoff to the awards season saw wins for Schitt’s Creek, Chadwick Boseman and Borat but there was continued outrage over diversity and alleged corruption

Benjamin Lee, Hannah Marriott and Priya Elan

01, Mar, 2021 @5:21 AM

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Golden Globes 2021: who will win and who should win the film awards?
Will Nomadland or Promising Young Woman scoop best drama? And will Viola Davis best Vanessa Kirby to best actress? Peter Bradshaw offers his predictions and preferences

Peter Bradshaw

26, Feb, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Soundtrack review – Chicago 1927 revisited
Marsalis’s film soundtrack is an impeccable recreation of Ma Rainey’s studio sessions

Dave Gelly

23, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'All they want is my voice': the real story of 'Mother of the Blues' Ma Rainey
The subject of Oscar-tipped Netflix drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was a pioneering queer black singer who battled white producers for control

David Smith in Washington

15, Dec, 2020 @4:32 PM

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom review – Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis share the spotlight
A formidable Viola Davis as Chicago’s ‘Mother of the Blues’ and whip-sharp Chadwick Boseman in his final screen role shine in this often stagey drama

Mark Kermode

13, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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‘Chadwick will be remembered as a hero’: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The late actor’s final film role was in a blazing new adaptation of the August Wilson play. Cast and crew remember camaraderie and competition on an emotional shoot

Steve Rose

04, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom review – Chadwick Boseman glorious in his final film role
The movie version of August Wilson’s story of the blues, starring Boseman and a tremendous Viola Davis, is a ferocious opera of passion and pain

Peter Bradshaw

20, Nov, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Netflix releases trailer for Chadwick Boseman's final movie
The late actor stars opposite Viola Davis in Oscar-tipped August Wilson adaptation Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Benjamin Lee

19, Oct, 2020 @7:55 PM

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