A few pleasant surprises, and some maddening oversights.
What really happened to "Selma" at the Oscars? It's not what you think.
"Selma" never feels like an ossified historical movie, and a large part of it comes from Ava DuVernay's focus on people listening rather than speaking.
It's too bad "Selma's" critics don't read movies with anything like the attention they pay to history books.