Disturbing Comments About Selma and American Sniper

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For those who might get it twisted, I am not comparing Martin Luther King to Chris Kyle; I’m discussing some people’s criticism of both movies and the men themselves. Chris Kyle might have made mistakes, but it is ridiculous to believe he deserved death.

Grace’s commentary on Selma

Grace’s commentary on American Sniper 

 

Ava DuVernay’s Oscar Snub, Should It Matter?

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. There will be plenty of analysis regarding good surprises and bad surprises, and I may dip my toes in later today. But the most egregious omission is the sadly not-entirely-surprising absence of Selma’s Ava DuVernay from the five contenders nominated for Best Director. This is not a place to complain about the five nominees who did make the cut, although anyone who knows me well enough knows which one or ones I could have swapped in and out. To the extent that one can be “angry” about a certain filmmaker not being nominated for a major award that honors the best in filmmaking, I am angry.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/01/15/why-ava-duvernays-selma-oscar-snub-matters/

David Oyelowo on Being a Black Actor in Hollywood

Selma Movie: Glory Video

http://www.selmamovie.com/

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