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Netflix releases data showing streaming giant is outpacing Hollywood in inclusivity of content
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Netflix releases data showing streaming giant is outpacing Hollywood in inclusivity of content

The study revealed that Netflix films were more likely to have women directing (23.1%), writing (25.2%) or producing (29%) than the top-grossing movies of 2018 and 2019

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Prom, Hamilton — what makes a good film adaptation of a stage classic
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Prom, Hamilton — what makes a good film adaptation of a stage classic

Unlike the theatres, where the audience is their own editor and cameras, choosing the frames they like, film adaptations puts viewers onstage without much of a choice.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman’s swan song hits all the right notes
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman’s swan song hits all the right notes

Chadwick Boseman shows just why the world will miss his talent. His death unquestionably haunts the film like a shadow.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom director, cast discuss how Netflix film encapsulates the Black experience
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom director, cast discuss how Netflix film encapsulates the Black experience

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director George C Wolfe, and actors Viola Davis and others, open up on reclaiming their spaces as Black artistes, and how the film provides narrative autonomy by freeing it from the white gaze.

The Friday List: From a concert marking Beethoven's 250th anniversary to Netflix's film on Ma Rainey, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From a concert marking Beethoven's 250th anniversary to Netflix's film on Ma Rainey, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Chadwick Boseman, Mum Bhai, Fireball, Uncle Frank: Trailers this week
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom starring Chadwick Boseman, Mum Bhai, Fireball, Uncle Frank: Trailers this week

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Chadwick Boseman's final screen appearance, starring Viola Davis in the lead, will stream on Netflix from 18 December.

Oscars 2021 will be unlike any edition in The Academy's 93-year old history, thanks to the coronavirus
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Oscars 2021 will be unlike any edition in The Academy's 93-year old history, thanks to the coronavirus

Besides the possibility of an Emmys-like virtual award ceremony, Oscars 2021 could be a game-changer in terms of nominations, where streaming giants, smaller production houses, and Black contenders may find more space.

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who acted in numerous Spike Lee films, shot and killed in Atlanta
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Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who acted in numerous Spike Lee films, shot and killed in Atlanta

Director Spike Lee paid tribute to Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who had worked with him in Clockers, Chi-Raq, Bamboozled, He Got Game and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.

Netflix reveals first look of Chadwick Boseman's last film Black Bottom
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Netflix reveals first look of Chadwick Boseman's last film Black Bottom

Based on August Wilson’s award-winning drama of the same name, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom sees Chadwick Boseman play the boyfriend to Viola Davis' titular character.

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Michael Potts to star in Netflix adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
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Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Michael Potts to star in Netflix adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Netflix's feature Ma Rainey's Black Bottom deals with issues of race, art, religion and the exploitation of black recording artistes at the hands of white producers.