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Best of the Week: Ben Affleck Is Batman, This Year's NC-17 Film, Ranking Best Picture Contenders and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 24, 2013 at 4:05PM

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Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux in "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux in "Blue Is the Warmest Color"

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Ranking the Top 15 Best Picture Oscar Contenders Before the Fall Festivals

Box Office:

"Blue Jasmine" to Go Wider and Outgross Any Woody Allen Film

Festivals:

Deja Jew: 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Interviews:

Immersed in Movies: Talking Indie Drama "Savannah," Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Caviezel

Joe Swanberg Talks Craft Brewery-Set "Drinking Buddies," Taking on Bigger Films, Cinematographer Ben Richardson and More

"WikiLeaks" Director Alex Gibney Reacts to Bradley Manning's 35-Year Sentence: "a perversion of justice"

News:

Ben Affleck Is the New Batman in Snyder's Superman/Batman

"Blue Is the Warmest Color" Earns NC-17 Rating, Will Go Out Uncut

Celebrity Campaigns Ignite Kickstarter Crowdfunding

Should There Be a Best Casting Oscar?

Sylvester Stallone Takes to Kickstarter After Investors Pull $250k from "Reach Me" (VIDEO)

Trade Wars Update: Who's Yelling Now?

Zhang Ziyi in Talks for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Sequel, Legendary Fight Choreographer Yuen Woo Ping to Direct UPDATED

Reviews:

"Paradise: Faith" Review: Between Love and Hope, One Woman's S&M Relationship with Christ

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Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Losing Faith in "True Blood"

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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. She eventually 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.