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Wes Anderson, advertiser” — Noel Murray at The Dissolve reconciles a lengthy career in making commercials, porting his artistic style and influences between storytelling and hocking.

Critical Condition” — Kent Jones at Film Comment offers a State of the Theory by spotlighting two important outliers in film criticism. It’s rare that articles complement each other so well, but this makes a fantastic double feature with the Anderson piece above.

A Train, a Narrow Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How Midnight Rider Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life” — A vital piece of reporting (even with the I-Knew-Something-Was-Wrong hindsight of some of the quotes), Scott Johnson at THR gets first-hand accounts of what went wrong on a film shoot whose safety plan amounted to crossed fingers.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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