Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday)
A Pandemic Pair
Malcolm & Marie (Feb. 5 on Netflix) features only two actors: John David Washington, 36, as film director Malcolm, and Zendaya, 24, as Marie, his girlfriend. Filmed in a quarantined space during the pandemic, it follows the events that unfold as the couple returns home from Malcolm’s movie premiere to await the critical response, and the evening takes a turn as revelations about their relationship surface, testing their love. “It was like a play. It was challenging for all of us, because it was shot in just one space,” says Zendaya.