The Nose Hasn't Happened Yet: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' And 'Tenet' | Connecticut Public Radio

The Nose Hasn't Happened Yet: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' And 'Tenet'

Dec 23, 2020

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is George C. Wolfe's film adaptation of the August Wilson play. It stars Viola Davis in the title role and Chadwick Boseman in his final film performance, and it's available to stream on Netflix.

Christopher Nolan's Tenet was the first tentpole movie to be released in theaters during the pandemic. It did okay business (it's currently the third-highest grossing film of 2020), but nothing like what Warner Bros. would've hoped for in a normal time. It's still in theaters, and it's now available to buy on physical disc or from digital platforms. It will be available to rent digitally in January.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:


  • Tom Breen - A film critic and reporter for the New Haven Independent and host of WNHH radio's Deep Focus
  • Mercy Quaye - Founder and principal consultant for The Narrative Project and a columnist with Hearst Connecticut Media Group

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.