Inspiring, emotional, typical. Ava Duvernay’s envisioning of history offers nothing that has not been seen before in film artistically, but still manages to educate and relay the real struggles and turmoil felt during Martin Luther King’s battle for equality. Recommended? This movie is best suited for students in history classes, as its educational value mildly outweighs its entertainment value.
The only (but important) area where Selma falls flat is in its delivery and pacing. (more…)