The Morning Read: Deconstructing De Palma, Best 80s Movies and ‘You’re Next’ as ‘Home Alone’


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A Director Peers Into His Past” — At 72, Brian De Palma unravels his own phantasmagoria to explain how he crafts suspense.

Julie Harris, 1925 – 2013: A Remembrance” — Dan Callahan profiles an actress who went toe to toe with some of the best of her generation.

Primer for Silent Film Beginners” — Bouncing off Buster Keaton (who bounced off everything), Reddit user Mr_A delivers a simple yet thorough guide to getting started with the soundless greats.

History of Film: Results From the 80s” — At the end of their feature on the decade of Do The Right Thing, Movie Mezzanine lists the ten best as an anti-listicle.

There Has Never Been a Better Time for TV Criticism” — Matt Zoller Seitz is giddy about today’s TV writing.

Why Watching You’re Next Makes You Want to Revisit Home Alone” — Brian Salisbury connects the dots between a bloody assault and the new home invasion horror from Adam Wingard.

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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