The Morning Read: Cultural Ignorance, Insulting Expectations and Curated Movie Libraries

By  · Published on November 19th, 2013

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“A Critical Confusion” – Brad Stevens’ sharp take down of Will Self’s mirror-holding view on the extinction of criticism. Inside, inside baseball.

“The Best Man Holiday and the Language of Expectations” – Linda Holmes laments the industry’s continual underestimation of films starring black ensembles and/or made by black filmmakers. It’s time to stop being surprised when they do well.

“Here’s How Indie Movie Rental Stores Are Surviving the New Frontier” – Sean Axmaker at Indiewire adds Scarecrow Video to the list of profiles in courage against the backdrop of Blockbuster busting.

“The Starving Games is the Worst Hunger Games Spoof Ever: A Liveblog” – Mike Ryan watches the new Friedberg and Seltzer so you don’t have to. I now challenge him to try doing this.

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