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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 3:24 p.m. PST

I say – Selma.

Yup, finally got a chance to see it in a cinema – and it is a magnificent piece of film making.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Oh, trailer : YouTube link

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Hidden Figures was also a Superb movie!

28mm Fanatik12 Jun 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

'Hidden Figures' is good, and it's less "political" (overtly anyway) than 'Selma' or '12 Years a Slave.'

I was smitten with 'La La Land' fan (okay, still am) and was outraged when 'Moonlight' beat it at the Oscars the way it did, but I saw the latter just recently and I must say it is a stunning achievement. So I'm not upset that it upset 'La La Land' in the Best Picture category anymore. Besides 3L still won more statues overall.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Considering the subject matter Selma had little chance of not being a political movie – and it made the case well that the organised blocking of voter registration through the connivance of elected representatives at all levels from local officials up to the state governor was repugnant. Watching State Troopers beat elderly men and women to a pulp for daring to want to exercise their democratic right is of course going to make that case quite strongly – as the reused original TV news footage made abundantly clear.

So – it had a strong story to utilise, but that's not enough really – that it was well written, acted and filmed is what makes it a great film. IMHO.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

The TV show Wrecked dilemma over Selma.


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