Fifth about The Seventh


SelmaSelma: Ava DuVernay has a very powerful story in her hands, and she tells is confidently (in spite of a somewhat unimaginative staging); it plays as a 4-handed chess match, but there is great clarity to it. David Oyelowo gives a wonderful performance, fully in control both of the charisma and the vulnerability of the character; there isn’t, in fact, a false note in the whole cast, all superb. Bradford Young shoots and lights this film beautifully. Sound mixing is at times flawed, as the music distracts the viewer from the beautiful words being uttered.



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