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Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.
"...Nearly 50 years to the day of the Selma, Ala., voting-rights marches that are depicted in the film,..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Selma for Students
1,000 free admissions for area students through MLK Day
"...Greater Austin region to see the Academy Award-nominated film, Selma for free...."

Jan. 16, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dancer in the Dark
Björk goes goes to the death chamber in musical interludes.
"...Washington state in the mid-1960s, the titular dancer is Selma, a musical-loving factory worker played by pixie-esque Icelandic chanteuse..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Point Austin: "We the People"
The meaning of the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Struggle
"...If Selma taught us anything, it's that our work is never..."

March 13, 2015 News Column by Michael King

The Fog
This hazy remake pales in comparison to John Carpenter's original fogbanks from 1980.
"...Directed by: Rupert Wainwright. Starring: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis, Rade Serbedzija, Kenneth Welsh and Adrian..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Five Turkish sisters fight the patriarchy in this widely hailed drama
" oldest – Lale (Sensoy), Nur (Doguslu), Ece (Iscan), Selma (Sunguroglu), and Sonay (Akdogan) enjoy an end-of-semester frolic at..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Lit-urday: Civil Rights Are Always Timely
Graphic novel talks Freedom Rides and a shout-out to UT
"...– let's call it Lit-urday. Perhaps the release of Selma and recent celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday..."

Jan. 31, 2015 Books Post by Jessi Cape

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action
Short films come in nice packages.
"...I Have to Take Care of Everything?” from director Selma Vilhunen, tackles the hilarious attempts of a harried mother..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mavis Staples: “Still Here”
Selma’s “living witness” marks anniversary at the Paramount
"...Fifty years to the day after the pivotal first Selma march that helped galvanize the Civil Rights movement, Mavis..."

March 9, 2015 Music Post by Doug Freeman

SXSW Film 2015 Coming Into Focus
Ava DuVernay and RZA to deliver keynote kickoffs
"...Ava DuVernay, the acclaimed director of this season’s Selma, has been announced today as one of the keynote..."

Dec. 16, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unstrung Heroes
"...Jewish household. Home life with his parents Sid and Selma Lidz (Turturro and MacDowell) and younger sister (Krull) had..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day Trips
Eyesore or mysterious landmark?
"...The S.S. Selma is either Galveston's ugliest eyesore or its most mysterious..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced
Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods
"...Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy Selma Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Showing Black Lives Matter
Facing race then and now onstage in Pretty Fire and Hands Up Hoodies Down
"...50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and its commemoration in Selma occurred the same week that the Justice Department released..."

March 13, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Film Reviews
"...Jewish household. Home life with his parents Sid and Selma Lidz (Turturro and MacDowell) and younger sister (Krull) had..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

News Roundup: Use of Force, Apartments, & TNCs
Jury awards $1M in civil rights suit; SOI ordinance halted
"...• Honoring Selma: "The Americans who crossed this bridge were not physically..."

March 9, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

William Goss' Top 10 List
"...5)Selma Ava DuVernay's docudrama restores urgency to the civil rights..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by William Goss

Dark Horse
Optimistic youth continue to curdle in this latest Todd Solondz outing, even though the film's tone is less shrill and insistent.
"...Directed by: Todd Solondz. Starring: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Aasif Mandvi..."

July 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Three Stories About Three Augie Meyers Songs
"...I went home and wrote the song." 'Velma From Selma'..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A Dirty Shame
John Waters, America's king of trash, is back with this tale of sex addiction, fetishes, and mad, bad, lascivious squirrel sexin’.
"...Directed by: John Waters. Starring: Tracey Ullman, Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair, Chris Isaak, Mink Stole, Patricia Hearst and Suzanne..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Legally Blonde
"...Robert Luketic. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Victor Garber and Holland Taylor. Clueless and Dick..."

July 13, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Far from Hollywood
"...From the Mississippi Delta. He also directed an ABC-movie, Selma, Lord, Selma, which will be broadcast later this month...."

Jan. 15, 1999 Screens Feature by Charles Nafus

John Lewis: Good Trouble
The life of the indefatigable civil rights champion
"...cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the way from Selma to Montgomery in March 1965 on a day now..."

July 3, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Long-delayed stoner comedy is a little stale.
"...for his solemn performances as Martin Luther King in Selma and African tribal king Seretse Khama in A United..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the children's classic rarely soars.
"...close-up (very extreme in IMAX). Maybe director Ava DuVernay (Selma, Netflix doc 13th) meant for the overexcited camerawork to..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chronicle Recommends: Protest Movies
Four films to get you out of the theatre and into the streets
"...Selma (2014)..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

A United Kingdom
A film on love, race, and royalty
"...Similar to his performance as Martin Luther King in Selma, Oyelowo shines the brightest in his oratory scenes, such..."

March 3, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

DVDanger: Mad Max
Before we hit Fury Road, the original revs up
"...Selma (Paramount) The uneven but undeniably powerful tale of Martin..."

May 9, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Outskirts of Hope
Jo Ivester launches civil rights-era memoir
"...AC: Did you see Ava DuVernay’s movie Selma? Thoughts?..."

April 14, 2015 Arts Post by Jessi Cape

Black or White
Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer play guardians who fight over the custody of their granddaughter.
"...a banner year for race-minded movies from African-American filmmakers. Selma examined the political compromises necessary to make strides toward..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

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