Oscar Watch: 'Selma' faces Award Season Truth Squad

December 30, 2014 1:48 AM

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Oscar Watch: 'Selma' faces Award Season Truth Squad

Movies based on historical events must always pass through the Award Season Truth Squad, which parses the dramatic license filmmakers take and, without considering the aims of said alterations, passes judgment.

We haven't (yet) heard any complaints about "Foxcatcher," "American Sniper" or "Unbroken," but Joseph Califano, a former senior aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, has vented his anger over Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma." In a guest editorial published in the Washington Post, Califano as...

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