Required Reading: Shaking Off the Stars and Celebrating Heroines

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I Attended the Oscars and They Nearly Drove Me Insane” — IndieWire’s Eric Kohn remains remarkably lucid (despite a bombastic headline) to illustrate what it’s like to be at the ceremony in the cheap seats.

When the Battle Is Over, What Remains Is…Art” — Melena Ryzik at The New York Times shakes off the stars to remind everyone that awards are a fun diversion that fade away while the films stay in tact. In other words, Hollywood doesn’t wear a tuxedo every day.

Suck It, Haters: Female-Led Films Make More Money” — While keeping in mind that it’s a relatively recent phenomenon, Inkoo Kang at Women and Hollywood pushes back against Marcus James Dixon’s moronic Gold Derby article with, you know, facts.

The slow and slightly creaky rise of the old-man action movie” — Matt Singer at The Dissolve profiles a new trend that comes with a bowl of oatmeal and a machine gun. Maybe since Hollywood isn’t minting new action stars with ease, they have to rely on older ones.

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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