Highly Suspect Reviews: Selma | One of Us

Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘Selma’

4 Submitted by on Fri, 09 January 2015, 12:01

How Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hasn’t already had his life immortalized in a feature film is hard to fathom. Thankfully, director Ava DuVernay brings to the screen a very specific chapter in the life of one of history’s greatest men.

Selma takes place during King’s 1965 campaign for equal voting rights and his march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The Unusual Suspects gather to lend their thoughts on the film, as well as on David Oyelowo’s performance as Dr. King. Spoiler alert: David Oyelowo turns in a fantastic performance as Dr. King. J.C., Brian, Elliott, Chris, and Beau appear on this Highly Suspect Review for one highly important piece of social cinema.

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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot, Movies.com, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of OneOfUs.net, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.