The Morning Read: Hobbit Backlash Backlash, Scorsese’s World and the Resurrection of Jesse James

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The Most Irate Responses to Negative Hobbit Reviews By Commenters Who Haven’t Seen The Hobbit Yet” — Vince Mancini at Film Drunk compiles and reviles every critic’s favorite phenomenon.

Terrence Malick Thought It Was Too Slow: 10 Things Learned From the Revival Screening of The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford” — Jordan Hoffman goes to school on the Dominik film getting a second shot and shares everything he picked up for The Playlist.

Disney Trashes ‘Poppins’ author in Saving Mr. Banks” — Trolling headline aside, this piece from Sara Stewart at the NY Post does an excellent job providing the reality behind the liberties taken.

Criterion Corner: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Takes Cinephiles to Parts Unknown” — Jake Cole travels the globe and rediscovers stuff like The Housemaid for Film.com.

Five Memories From My Year of Watching Women” — During RogerEbert.com’s week of women writers, Alyssa Rosenberg chronicles a year rich with female performances.

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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