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Best of the Week: Comic-Con Wrap, Weinstein's Oscar Frontrunners, Friedkin on 'Sorcerer' & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 2, 2014 at 11:00AM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
Matthew McConaughey in 'Interstellar'
Matthew McConaughey in 'Interstellar'

The top stories of the week from TOH!


'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Groot Deserves Best Animated Character of the Year Award

Screen Talk: from Comic-Con's Sublime 'Interstellar' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to James Franco

Weinstein Co. Awards Plans Come Into Focus: What Are Their Oscar Frontrunners?

Box Office:

'A Most Wanted Man' Makes Top Ten, Woody's 'Magic' Outwits Reviews, 'Boyhood' Still Strong

Top Ten Box Office Takeaways, as Action Star Scarlett Johannson in 'Lucy' Lays Out The Rock in 'Hercules'


Dowdle Brothers Talk Supernatural Paris Catacombs of 'As Above, So Below' at Comic-Con (TRAILER)

Guillermo Del Toro Talks the Horror and Romance of 'Crimson Peak' at Comic-Con

Why You Must Watch 'Calvary,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'The One I Love' & 'Moebius' This Weekend (TRAILERS)


How Alex Gibney Found Nigerian Superstar Fela Kuti

Toronto Film Fest Doc Preview, from Oscar Hopefuls to Likely Buys (Midnight Madness, Vanguard Lineups)


'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Looks Forward -- and Back

'Happy Christmas' Stars Melanie Lynskey and Mark Webber Dive Off the Deep End with Joe Swanberg

How Roadside Attractions Made Hit of 'Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Web is Changing the Movie Business

ILM Gets Trippy with Scarlett Johansson's VFX in Luc Besson's 'Lucy'

William Friedkin Makes a Midler Musical, Defends Digital, Restores 'Sorcerer,' Reveres Old Studios


Comic-Con 2014: Why 'The Giver' Is Like 'Tron: Legacy' and 'John Carter'

Comic-Con 2014: Marvel Hammers Home 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and 'Ant-Man'

Titans Peter Jackson and George Miller Take Over the Con with 'Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' (POSTERS & TRAILERS)


'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and Round-Up: Another Marvel Monster


Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

Emmy Watch: Learning to Love 'Game of Thrones'


'Calvary' Director McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson Talk the Betrayal of Trust (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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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.