1.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Chadwick Boseman’s performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was a riveting blend of sly exuberance and raw heartbreak; that it was also his last is a tragedy that will haunt me through time. —Todd S. Purdum

2.

Mank

I loved all the supporting performances in Mank playing 1930s Hollywood royalty: Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst, Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer, and the most thrilling cameo of all: Bill Nye as Upton Sinclair! —Chloe Malle