Sunday, March 29, 2015

Selma - Movie Review

Selma PG-13 128 mins B+
A different side of MLK

Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Giovanni Ribisi, Andrew Young, Lorraine Toussaint, Wendell Pierce, Tessa Thompson, Alessandro Nivola, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Martin Sheen, Oprah Winfrey and Common

I wasn't looking forward to watching this film. These black historical dramas tend to get me all tied up in knots. 12 Years a Slave was good, but I don't need to see it again. Selma was better than I expected. The performances are solid, the film is timely, and the political aspect between MLK and President Johnson is highly intriguing.

It was not the best film of 2014, but deserved to be in the conversation.

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