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Best of the Week: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' Falls Festivals in Gear, Interviews with Brie Larson, David Gordon Green, Neill Blomkamp and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 9, 2013 at 5:02PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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Brie Larson
Brie Larson

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Features:

Immersed in Movies: Neill Blomkamp Talks "Elysium," Sci-Fi, VFX (Trailer)

Festivals:

Errol Morris' Rumsfeld Doc Is Popular on the Fall Festival Circuit, But May Not Play the New York Film Festival

Interviews:

First-Time Feature Composer Ryan Amon Scores Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium"

David Gordon Green Talks "Prince Avalanche," "Suspiria" Remake, Personal Filmmaking and TV vs. Movies

Brie Larson Talks Her Breakout Role in "Short Term 12" -- And Why She Loves Singing and Dancing

Critics on Parade: Curating, Writing Long vs. Short and Inviting Snark

News:

Spike Lee, the Hardest Working Celebrity on Kickstarter

Tweeter Stallone Exploits Willis vs. Ford Millions To Sell "Expendables 3"

Surprise! Disney Tallies "Lone Ranger" Losses, Could Be As High As $190 Million

Is Harvey Taking His Scissors to Korean Hit "Snowpiercer"?

Toronto Preview: Awards Hopefuls Bring Real Figures to Life, from Dickens and Assange to Ginsberg and Mandela

POLL: Who Should Play Batman in New Batman-Superman Mashup?

OddLot Entertainment Beefs Up, Hires Red Wagon Production Head Rachel Shane

Reviews:

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: "Lee Daniels' The Butler" Review and Roundup

Ophuls' "The Earrings of Madame de…" on Blu-ray from Criterion: Before the New Wave, a New Woman (VIDEO)

Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Crime Pays

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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.