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What The Newsroom, The Bridge and Sons of Anarchy Have In Common: TV’s Mastermind Problem” — Alyssa Rosenberg laments that big bads have become human plot machines instead of true villains.

Breaking Bad and Looper Director Rian Johnson Shares His Top 10 Documentaries” — Burden of Dreams, Orson Wells and Agnes Varda earn a spot with a few surprises in tow.

The Biopic is Reborn For a New Generation” — Michael Cieply at the New York Times explores the new Jimi Hendrix movie All Is By My Side while wondering about the waning popularity of big music biopics.

For Criterion Consideration: Steven Spielberg’s 1941” — Sean Huchinson makes a difficult case for a formidable flop.

Is 12 Years a Slave an Oscar Lock? Please Don’t Ask” — Sam Adams on the critical shortcut codeword that lets us avoid conversations about real emotion.

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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