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Best of the Week: State of the Oscar Race, 'Girls,' Affleck, Interviews, Reviews and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood February 15, 2013 at 9:42PM

The best stories of the week from TOH!
Oscar Nominees 2013

The best stories of the week from TOH!


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"Girls" Recap 5: "One Man's Trash" a Two-Hander for Lena Dunham and Guest Star Patrick Wilson


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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.