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‘Da 5 Bloods’ Explores the Possibility of Reparations for Vietnam Vets

Starting the film with excessively violent and authentic footage from the Vietnam War (which lacked a much-needed trigger warning), Lee makes himself clear: He has no desire to glamorize the brutality that millions of people endured.

Movie Trailer Breakdown: 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

If you haven’t read August Wilson’s original play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and were hoping to get a taste of the upcoming movie adaptation while avoiding spoilers, the trailer is a bad place to begin.