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Movie Review: Selma -- The March Goes On

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fifty years separate the events in the film and the headlines of 2014 and it feels as though little has changed.

American Sniper, Selma, Unbroken: Three 'Important' Movies of 2014 for the Holidays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea of Important differs from Best: for American Sniper, Selma, and Unbroken, Best is beside the point. Each film is enormously engaging, highly recommended, and grounded in history on a large canvas.

8 Ways to Say, 'Black Lives Matter'

Laurie Townshend | Posted 12.19.2014 | Black Voices
Laurie Townshend

The only way to say the words and not fall to pieces under the crushing irony doled out by a double-talking justice system is to understand "Black lives matter" not as a slogan or a hashtag but as a meditation. A mantra. A prayer. Or...

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

How a Freedom Song Saved Selma

Robert F. Darden | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Robert F. Darden

If Selma the movie captures the extraordinary human drama of that brave, transformational night at Brown Chapel, then it will deserve every accolade, every award it has thus far received and many, many more to come.

Playing MLK: Actor David Oyelowo on Selma

Nell Minow | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

In Selma, we see the most private moments of Dr. King with his wife, their relationship strained by his activism and the risks he is taking, and by tapes the FBI sent to Mrs. King revealing her husband's affairs. Oyelowo explained why those scenes were "a gift" to him as an actor.

WATCH: 'Selma' Star Imagines What MLK Would Do About Ferguson

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices

The team behind "Selma" has been outspoken about the parallels between the film, which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 voting rights marches,...

'Selma' Star Sees A Bright Future For Black Films In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

Though David Oyelowo's star turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" is winning him rave reviews and awards consideration, he's one of the few black ...

PHOTO: 'Selma' New York Premiere And Afterparty | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

Last night attended the NY Premiere of Selma, presented by Paramount Pictures, Delta Air Lines, Tina Brown Live Media, and Credit Suisse...

'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Slams Racist Sony Emails As 'Sad'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, "Selma" director Ava DuVernay has called leaked emails between Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and producer Scott Ru...

Oprah On Protests: 'Y'all Are Not The First To Do It '

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, thousands of Americans participated in protests across the nation in an effort to call for justice against police brutality. In joining t...

Matthew Jacobs

The 22 Best Movies Of 2014 | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Nine official adaptations, three moving romances, two historical dramas, and one horrifying storybook are among some of the films on HuffPost Ente...

'Selma' Cast Wears 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts At Premiere

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

"Selma" had its New York City premiere on Sunday, the day after the Millions March, a civil rights protest in which at least 25,000 people walked thro...

Everything You Need To Know About The Crazy Golden Globes Nominations

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

This year's Golden Globes nominations were a bit of a doozy. Unexpected actors snuck into the ring -- including Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and ...

SELMA Movie Is Powerful, Passionate, Painful!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I saw the movie, Selma, at the CAA screening room just 30 minutes after hearing the horrific Ferguson, Mo. verdict, and watched the powerful, passionate film through tears of rage and shame.

'Selma' Leads NAACP Awards Nods

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The civil rights drama "Selma" led all films Tuesday when it collected eight nominations for NAACP Image Awards. The movie earne...

I Am The Last Guy On Earth You Want To Listen To About Oprah Winfrey!

Dr. Phil McGraw | Posted 12.09.2014 | Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil McGraw

This past Saturday night, Robin and I went to Santa Barbara for a private screening of the soon-to-be released movie "Selma." An Oprah project. This movie is about you, and it is about me, and you absolutely must see it. "Selma" is about the very soul of America in 1965 and, in an eerie twist of timing, it is about the very soul of America right now, this minute. I believe it is one of those iconic movies that will become an instant classic; it will impact how you think and feel — and hopefully how you and I behave — about human dignity, human rights and your personal values and responsibilities for the rest of our lives. Despite the subject matter, it is not about politics, guilt, anger, violence or bitterness. It is about courage, inspiration and commitment.

John Legend & Common Made The Year's Most Poignant Movie Song

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

John Legend and Common teamed up for "Glory," a track from "Selma," the upcoming film about the campaign for black voting rights in 1965. It's a song ...

Why Oprah Winfrey's First Scene In 'Selma' Was So Emotional

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey plays civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper in Ava DuVernay's "Selma." It's a small part for Winfrey after last year's "Lee Daniels' Th...

'Birdman' Tops Independent Spirit Award Nominations

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment

"Birdman" "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" lead this year's Independent Spirit Award nominations, announced Tuesday afternoon. Rosario Dawson and...

Selma's Lorraine Toussaint on Motherhood, a Childhood of 'Silent, Dark Terror' and Award Season Buzz

Caroline Presno | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Toussaint's story is that of a woman who was shut down by a culture, rendered powerless, but finds a way back, and in the end, completely comes into her own.

'Selma' Will Win Best Picture | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment

People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will specula...

'I Refuse To Let Them Come Into This Space'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay's "Selma," which chronicles Martin Luther King's struggle to get Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965, is the Oscar co...

The Oscar Race Just Got Really Interesting

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

The Oscar race has some fresh blood after critics got a look at two new contenders at the AFI Fest on Tuesday. "Selma," the Oprah Winfrey-produced...

Watch The First Trailer For Martin Luther King Movie 'Selma'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

"What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough?" That's the money quote in the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's "Selma," which focuses o...