Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth.
The pitch: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Selma to help organize a walk to the Alabama state capital as a way to bring attention to the voting rights issues in the South.
The formula: Begin with a few steps of “12 Years a Slave.” Continue down the path of “The Butler.” Finish with a few paces of the mini-series “King.”
Go see it: If you want to better understand the civil rights struggles of the ’60s.
Don’t go see it: There’s really no good reason not to see it.
Oscar calling: Oyelowo should be on the list of nominees for Best Actor.