Movie Review: Selma


Great cinematography, score, and lead performance by David Oyelowo gives power to an important chapter in modern history involving one of the most influential figures in modern modern history.

The film is quite slow paced, but every Oyelowo owns the screen in every shot.  His portrayal of Dr. King as someone who is almost a God-like figure when giving a speech or rally, and someone who struggles with family issues just like any other average family man, was brilliant.

The film deserves the Oscar Best Picture nomination it got.  It might not have star appeal or a topic that will have people come in droves to watch, but I recommend this film as a way to witness one of the pivotal moments in American history.

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

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