Required Reading: The World’s Best Picture and the Legend of Kurt Russell

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Forget Oscars: The Winner of the World’s Best Picture” — Variety asked a bunch of people to choose the best movies and actors of the year…and it pretty much looks like the Oscars. As in, all the same titles and names. There’s a lot to learn about prestige culture from this.

5 Casting Directors Who Deserve Oscar Nominations” — Katey Rich at Vanity Fair beats the drum for a new category, celebrating some stellar chefs who prepared an actor ingredients list. A worthy cause, and we’ll keep lobbying for a Stunt Coordinator statue.

AICN Legends: Quint chats up Kurt Russell about everything from Disney to John Carpenter” — One of the best conversationalists in the business, Aint It Cool’s Quint has an amazing, lengthy profile/interview with the eyepatched one.

American Movie Forum: Movies about movies, and the underbelly of the American Dream” — The team at The Dissolve discuss a modern essential.

In the Most Competitive Oscar Season Ever, Bloggers Are Keeping Score” — Boris Kachka at Vulture proves that all of us are in the wrong business. Apparently guessing wrong and hyping every illustrious-seeming crumb can earn you six figures.

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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