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Anne Thompson

Owner and editor-in-chief, Thompson on Hollywood

Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. In 2009 she took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.


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    Hollywood Take Note: Here Are 16 Women Who Dominated the Cannes Film Festival

    In a major shift, women before and behind the camera dominated Cannes this year. It's time for the studios to pay attention.

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    How 'Homeland' Star Miranda Otto Dug Into the Juiciest Women's Role on Television (Emmy Video)

    It's fun to be smartest person in the room, and other reasons why it's hard to leave her double-crossing spy behind.

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    Cannes Awards Wrap: How George Miller's Jury Picked the Winners — And Losers

    The Cannes Film Festival awards were packed with surprises.

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    Cannes: 'Elle' Director Paul Verhoeven and Isabelle Huppert Defend Controversial Rape Thriller

    The French actress now boasts two strong performances heading into the fall awards corridor.

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    Quentin Tarantino Documentary '21 Years' Will Go Behind the Scenes, Gets the Weinstein Treatment

    After a low-key Cannes with no official selection titles, Harvey Weinstein pulls out a hot project from his in-house star.

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    Cannes: Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog' Deserves a Buyer

    The lurid crime caper starring Nic Cage and Willem Dafoe played well at Directors Fortnight.

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    Nicolas Cage and Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog' Is 'Our Redemption' After Being Screwed By Producers

    In making his crime movie, the director had just one mandate: "Never be boring."

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    Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Jumps On Oscar Candidates at the Festival

    Michael Barker and Tom Bernard added Studio Ghibli's critically hailed "The Red Turtle" to their Cannes buys. Here's where they see potential.

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    'The Neon Demon': Nicolas Winding Refn Reveals Why His Vampire Model Movie Is Autobiographical

    The outspoken auteur tells Indiewire about drug-fueled road trips with Ryan Gosling, why directing 'is like having sex,' and why he thrives on fear and paranoia.

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    With 'Downton Abbey' Over, Creator Julian Fellowes Wants a Movie—and a Cup of Tea

    His next period series, "Doctor Thorne," will be produced by Amazon, and he's in the running for an Emmy as well as a Tony.

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