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Best of the Week: 'The Master' Arrives in Santa Monica, 'Bourne' Debuts, Plus Festivals, Interviews & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 10, 2012 at 4:25PM

This week on TOH, we eagerly anticipate the Toronto and Venice film fests, we review both "The Bourne Legacy" and the surprise screening of PTA's "The Master," we round up the best films of the year so far and more!
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The Bourne Legacy

This week on TOH, we eagerly anticipate the Toronto and Venice film fests, we review both "The Bourne Legacy" and the surprise screening of PTA's "The Master," we consider the best films of the year so far and more!

Interviews:

Ted Hope Explains His Surprise Move to San Francisco

Dax Shepard Talks DIY Road Movie "Hit and Run," Co-Starring Kristen Bell and Bradly Cooper

"Game of Thrones" Writer Vanessa Taylor Talks Streep Drama "Hope Springs"

Festivals:

TIFF Preview: First-Time Writer-Director Josh Boone Talks "Writers," Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly and Lily Collins

Toronto Preview: New Images for "Anna Karenina"; "Les Miz" Won't Make Fall Fests

News:

"The Hobbit" Takes the Safe Route: 24 FPS Goes Wide, 48 FPS Goes Limited

Reviews:

Gilroy's "The Bourne Legacy" Delivers, Thanks to Renner

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" Is Visually Dazzling in 70mm, Enigmatic, Certain to Polarize

Features:

Weekend Preview: "Bourne" Without "Bourne" and the Latest from Streep, Delpy, Ferrell & Spike Lee

Women Directors Delpy & DuVernay Talk; How Do We Level the Playing Field?

Universal Preps for Change, from Meyer's Upstairs Move to Courting Dreamworks' Snider and Spielberg

Immersed in Movies: Talking Virtual Production and Higher Frame Rate at SIGGRAPH

Now and Then: The Best of the Year So Far

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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.