Selma ★★★½

A deft handling of a subject matter that could have easily sunk into pandering and formulaic biopic tropes. David Oyelowo did a fantastic job portraying Dr. King Jr. but it would have been nice to see this story solely from the everyman's perspective. Extremely talented cast, but wasted in many ways. Still it was good to see a movie about The efforts of Dr. King Jr. without seeing or hearing the I Have a Dream Speech or Free at Last.