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Exclusive: David Oyelowo In Four New Selma UK Posters The ides of marchDespite its Best Picture nomination, Selma is currently billed as the Film The Oscars Forgot. But don't let that Academy Awards snub and its ensuing fallout, likely to linger into a second week, dampen your anticipation. Ava DuVernay's account of Martin Luther King's march in Selma, Alabama in March 1965 features a powerhouse turn from David Oyelowo and has plenty else to commend it. It also boasts four new UK posters, timed to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. Click below for a closer look.

‘Selma’ Snub Means Diversity Is Still Sparse in a White Hollywood Let’s tell it straight – the Motion Picture Academy snubbed “Selma” on Thursday morning, one of the movies this season that seemed to have passion, momentum and the weight of history on its side. Yes, I know the film won a Best Picture nomination. But it was snubbed in the writing, directing and acting categories. That’s a surprise. Certainly “Selma” is not a perfect film. But few could argue with David Oyelowo’s stirring performance as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Review: Ava DuVernay's Vital, Vibrant 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo & Oprah Winfrey “Selma” is vital correspondence, filmmaking lived on the streets where brutal facts were ignored then reported, and now snatched back from history to sustain a spirit few films can or will possess. It is stunning humanistic cinema on a mainstream scale, made by a group of unconventional artists. Premiered in an unfinished cut at AFI Fest, this rarely feels like any biopic you’ve seen. It has inventiveness, urgency, humor, and most of all emotion that draws effortless parallels rather than leaving its lesson up on the screen. Even the title cards offer something fresh.

Review: Ava DuVernay's Vital, Vibrant 'Selma' Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo & Oprah Winfrey “Selma” is vital correspondence, filmmaking lived on the streets where brutal facts were ignored then reported, and now snatched back from history to sustain a spirit few films can or will possess. It is stunning humanistic cinema on a mainstream scale, made by a group of unconventional artists. Premiered in an unfinished cut at AFI Fest, this rarely feels like any biopic you’ve seen. It has inventiveness, urgency, humor, and most of all emotion that draws effortless parallels rather than leaving its lesson up on the screen. Even the title cards offer something fresh.

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Selma Review

IGN Movies - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:00

Selma Review History students know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his speeches, those first bellowed words of “I Have a Dream” universally logged in memory banks. So it makes sense that King's voice is the gateway to the man in Selma, a stirring account of the marches that provoked the 1965 Voting Rights Act's passing. Actor David Oyelowo summons the power and courage to recreate King's calls to action, preaching to the disenfranchised with a Biblical roar. A one-man-show centered on the master orator would satisfy. Oyelowo is that rousing.

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Selma Review

IGN Movies - Tue, 2014-12-23 21:00

Selma Review History students know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his speeches, those first bellowed words of “I Have a Dream” universally logged in memory banks. So it makes sense that King's voice is the gateway to the man in Selma, a stirring account of the marches that provoked the 1965 Voting Rights Act's passing. Actor David Oyelowo summons the power and courage to recreate King's calls to action, preaching to the disenfranchised with a Biblical roar. A one-man-show centered on the master orator would satisfy. Oyelowo is that rousing.

David Oyelowo Joining Lupita Nyong'o for 'Americanah' Adaptation Over the summer, we learned that 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o would reateam with Brad Pitt's Plan B production banner for an adaptation of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award winning book Americanah, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Oscar-winning actress will star in and produce the film along with 2 Productions and Potboiler Productions, and now she's just gained a co-star who has had a hell of a year on the big screen in 2014.

“Selma” is vital correspondence, filmmaking lived on the streets where brutal facts were ignored then reported, and now snatched back from history to sustain a spirit few films can or will possess. It is stunning humanistic cinema on a mainstream scale, made by a group of unconventional artists. Premiered in an unfinished cut at AFI Fest, this rarely feels like any biopic you’ve seen. It has inventiveness, urgency, humor, and most of all emotion that draws effortless parallels rather than leaving its lesson up on the screen. Even the title cards offer something fresh.

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