Katie Walsh

film reviewer for the Tribune News Service and the Los Angeles Times

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Critics review “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” an adaptation of August Wilson’s play of the same name, about the legendary blues singer Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis; “Education,” the…

Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis ‘absolutely tear it up’ in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ says critic

Critics review “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” an adaptation of August Wilson’s play of the same name, about the legendary blues singer Ma Rainey, played by Viola Davis; “Education,” the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “Freaky,” a horror/comedy about a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl; “Ammonite,” a romance drama about a paleontologist who sells common fossils to…

Gender politics make ‘Freaky’ cool and subversive, says critic

Critics review “Freaky,” a horror/comedy about a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl; “Ammonite,” a romance drama about a paleontologist who sells common fossils to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Forty-Year-Old Version" and other recently released films.

‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’: Black artists risk compromising their work to reach mainstream audiences

Critics review “The Forty-Year-Old Version" and other recently released films.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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