A powerful telling of the MLK story

December 24, 2014 11:01 PM

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LOS ANGELES_ "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences.

But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments front and center, it is also inconsistent and not always as strong as its strongest moments. This may not matter in the grand scheme of things, but it is hard to avoid.

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