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Carmen Ejogo
'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story
'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

"Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments front and center, it is also inconsistent and not always as strong as its strongest moments. This may not matter in the grand scheme of things, but it is hard to avoid. If there is a temptation to canonize "Selma" and brush aside its less successful elements, that's not surprising given how good much of it is and the heroic nature of the story, not to mention the decades it's taken for this history...

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