Dolemite Is My Name ★★★★

I'm always here for a movie about an eccentric outsider making a movie with his friends. If I slightly prefer Ed Wood, this film's spiritual sibling also written by the same people, it's because I am more enamored by Tim Burton's aesthetic and the world of B horror flicks in general. That said, this is vintage Eddie Murphy. I was grinning from ear-to-ear virtually the entire run-time. Unlike other films in the man with a movie camera sub-genre, Dolemite Is My Name never condescends to Rudy Ray Moore. His dream is always presented with the noblesse it deserves: to cultivate a space for his people in an industry that offers scraps when it offers anything at all. Ruth E. Carter's costumes pop off the screen.