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A Critical Confusion” –Brad Stevens’ sharp take down of Will Self’s mirror-holding view on the extinction of criticism. Inside, inside baseball.

The Best Man Holiday and the Language of Expectations” — Linda Holmes laments the industry’s continual underestimation of films starring black ensembles and/or made by black filmmakers. It’s time to stop being surprised when they do well.

Here’s How Indie Movie Rental Stores Are Surviving the New Frontier” — Sean Axmaker at Indiewire adds Scarecrow Video to the list of profiles in courage against the backdrop of Blockbuster busting.

The Starving Games is the Worst Hunger Games Spoof Ever: A Liveblog” — Mike Ryan watches the new Friedberg and Seltzer so you don’t have to. I now challenge him to try doing this.

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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