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Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney” — This intimate piece from Ron Suskind at The New York Times Magazine may as well have been sponsored by Kleenex. Poignant, personal and vulnerable, it’s a beautiful story told with endless compassion. If you only read one of the links today…

Somewhere it’s always Groundhog Day” — Kristin Thompson shares a letter from Harold Ramis and some thoughts/quibbles with film analysis.

What if Lupita Nyong’o got the same roles as Jennifer Lawrence” — Monika Bartyzel at The Week charts an imaginary, role-diverse future for the newly crowned Oscar winner. A future that feels a little fantastical to those of us who are more cynical.

Thinking as Historical Spectators” — Peter Labuza at To Be Cont’d makes a shrewd case for letting films of the past alter us in such a way that we meet and judge them on their own time-bound terms.

Suffragette: How Many First For Women Can One Film Achieve?” — Alice Lytton at /Bent profiles a movie that is making a lot of leaps that, wow, really feel like they should have come sooner than this.

What True Detective Shares With Cary Fukunaga’s First Film” — Joshua Keating at Slate makes the connection, but the real point is “Go see Sin Nombre now.”

The 20,000 Leagues Remake That Almost Was” — Ron Miller at io9 tracks on a Jules Verne story that has struggled to be retold by sharing the concept art he created to help sell an update.

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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