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Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art From Bad” — A bit outside the movie realm (unless you’re watching one of the Anna Karenina adaptations right now), Maria Popova’s piece at Brain Pickings is a fascinating exploration of art as connective tissue.

The meticulously constructed film work of David Mamet” — Mike D’Angelo at The Dissolve with an exhaustive account that’s always closing.

How to measure the power of a science fiction story” — io9 editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz pushes beyond the gadgets to get to the lightning-charged heart of the genre.

Where Are They Now — FF2012 Editor” — Brian Collins does the world a service by listing where we can see the movies of Fantastic Fest 2012 right now.

Sometimes the Best Superhero Movies Don’t Come From Comics” — Rick Marshall at Movies.com has made me eternally terrified of Condorman.

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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