The morning’s best writing from around the movie website-o-sphere.
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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.