Review: The Abyss (1989)

I wasn’t originally planning to watch James Cameron’s The Abyss when my brother and mother started watching it on Christmas Eve, but because it’s an Oscar winner (for Visual Effects) and features Ed Harris in the leading role, I couldn’t say no. For one, I’m trying to catch up on past Oscar winners (and nominees); also, Harris is continually watchable, even when the film isn’t all that good.

Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

There was a lot of hype for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and not just because it features Oscar winner Viola Davis (and fellow Rhode Island-er) in the title role, as well as the fact that it’s another adaptation of an August Wilson play produced by Denzel Washington (who co-starred with Davis in Fences). Also, it co-stars the late Chadwick Boseman, who was said to have given an Oscar-worthy performance that would be his last performance ever.