Film Brief: Selma

Selma poster - med

Like Lincoln, Selma represents something of a missed opportunity by focusing on one critical stage of the Civil Rights movement instead of opening the scope up just a bit.  Unlike Lincoln, Selma is a good movie, strong, compelling, and even Selma - text blockmasterful for a long stretch.  But the final third or so gets a little draggy, and the film ends in a relatively anticlimactic way that does not do justice to history.

And I hope it doesn’t sound petty, but why does a movie which practically demands some sort of opening credits have none?  I’ve commented on this trend before, and I once again found it unnecessarily irksome.  In spite of this annoyance, Selma still gets a 7/10.


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