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Best of the Week: Interviews with De Palma, Gere, Hillcoat & Potter; 'Hitchcock,' 'Frankenweenie' and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood September 21, 2012 at 5:07PM

This week on TOH, we consider new Oscar season entry "Hitchcock," interview Brian De Palma, Richard Gere, John Hillcoat and Sally Potter, review Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and much more! Check out the best of the week below:
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This week on TOH, we consider new Oscar season entry "Hitchcock," interview Brian De Palma, Richard Gere, John Hillcoat and Sally Potter, review Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and much more! Check out the best of the week below:

Awards:

Oscar Talk: Considering New Entry "Hitchcock," Moving Oscar Dates, the Zeitgeist, and Foreign Language

Fox Searchlight Opens "Hitchcock" In Time for Awards Consideration, After "The Girl" Debuts on HBO

Jennifer Lawrence Talks "Silver Linings Playbook," Russell, "Hunger Games" and Prepping for that Money Scene (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Interviews:

Director John Hillcoat and Screenwriter Nick Cave Talk "Lawless"

Brian De Palma Q&A: "Passion," McAdams vs. Rapace, Sex Tools

Sally Potter Q&A: "Ginger & Rosa," Elle Fanning's Face, Narcissistic Parents, Digital Painting, Forces Against Women Directors

Richard Gere Talks Indie Filmmaking, "Arbitrage" and VOD (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Festivals:

AFI FEST Lands Spielberg's "Lincoln" as Closing Night Film

Toronto Wrap: Winners, Oscar Contenders and Also-Rans

Reviews:

Weekend Preview: Eastwood's "Trouble," Gyllenhaal's "Watch" & "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

Fantastic Fest Review: With "Frankenweenie," Tim Burton Revives Pet Project, Returns to Form

Critic vs. Critic: A Tale of Two Paul Anderson Films

Now and Then: In "Chico & Rita" and "Nobody Walks," the Sound of Heartache

Features:

Wanted: Older Action Stars for Femme "Expendables"

Immersed in Movies: Back to Basics with "Hotel Transylvania"

Career Watch: Joaquin Phoenix -- He's Still Here

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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.