So Ballaban and I decided that Berry Gordy’s 1975 Diana Ross epic Mahogany is the best movie we’ve seen in a long time, despite having a bullshit 23 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Idiots. Anything with Billy Dee Williams merits at least an 80 percent.

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And that’s without any genuinely likable characters, as former Jalopnik Detroit scribe and current BLAC Magazine editor Aaron Foley helpfully explains:

Alternate theory: Tracy actually dies in the Iso Grifo crash, and the rest of the movie is her afterlife: first a trial through purgatory, where she meets success but realizes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, then goes off to heaven with Billy Dee Williams.

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Good soundtrack either way.