#804: Mank / Ma Rainey's Black Bottom / Sound of Metal


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David Fincher's big-screen exploration of Hollywood's "Golden Age" will, unfortunately, be a small-screen experience for most (it comes to Netflix this weekend), but Adam and Josh agree that MANK, his biopic about "Citizen Kane" scribe Herman Mankiewicz, still offers lots of pleasures, including Oldman's title performance and a stacked supporting cast. Another top-notch ensemble can be found in George C. Wolfe's adaptation of August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, with an electrifying final performance from the late Chadwick Boseman alongside the always reliable Viola Davis. Adam also throws the new SOUND OF METAL into the mix for Golden Brick consideration.

0:00 - Billboard

1:15 - Review: "Mank"

24:57 - Fincher Ranked / Top 5 Performances

30:03 - Golden Brickspotting: "Sound of Metal"

34:42 - Next Week / Notes

47:58 - Massacre Theatre

54:02 - Review: "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

1:14:49 - Outro

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