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MINI Reviews: Selma, A Most Violent Year

The first commercial Martin Luther King biopic is a great film, reasonably historically accurate (a little hard on LBJ), and important for its recounting of a significant historical event. As bad as things are in American race relations, they were once worse. It is a travesty that the actor playing King and the director were not nominated for Oscars. Be sure to see this if you can.

A Most Violent Year
Great acting, lovely period cars and landscapes, but not exactly a straightforward narrative. It isn't European; it's not that nothing happens. Just not anything very compelling. A bunch of interesting scenes. Good, not great. Sort of a mob-film minus.