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Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie?” — Filmmaker John Singleton finds tension in a tough issue, and delivers a food-based ultimatum, but you should avoid the comment section like it’s rotten butter.

Interview: Wadjda director Haifaa Al Mansour” — A thorough conversation with the first director to film a feature entirely in Saudi Arabia, a country where movie theaters are illegal.

The rise and fall of Cannon Films” — Ryan Lambie at Den of Geek gets to use the name Ninja III: Domination while exploring how an 80s empire crumbled and left a legacy to build back on behind.

100 Hours at the World’s Biggest Film Festival” — David Ehrlich barely survives, and he’s got jokes (and Phish concert footage).

The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra” — And they played in 1925. Gizmodo has the history of dinosaurs on a plane.

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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