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Weekly Wrap: LAFF in Mid-Swing, '50 Shades of Grey' Gets a Director, Remembering James Gandolfini and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 21, 2013 at 6:11PM

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Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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LAFF "Venus Vs." Review: Venus Williams Fights for Gender Equality at Wimbledon in Ava DuVernay's Rousing Sports Doc

LAFF Review: Lake Bell's "In a World" a Hilarious Feminist Comedy About the Power of Voice

LAFF Review: Joe Burke's "Four Dogs" Is Breezy Buddy Showbiz Comedy with Bite (TRAILER)

LAFF Review: Documentary "Casting By" Heralds the Unsung Yet Crucial Art of the Casting Director

Frameline Reviews: "I Am Divine," Sedaris Adaptation "C.O.G.," Franco-on-Friedkin Highlight LGBT Film Festival


James Gandolfini the Movie Actor, Tributes and Clips


"Fifty Shades of Grey" Gets a Woman Director, Green Light to Shoot in Fall, Casting Begins UPDATED 

Post-"Twilight," EW Lays Claim to New YA Movie Traffic Booster "Divergent," Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James

Warners Movie Chief Robinov Is on the Roof

David Lowery Recut "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," with Help from Harvey Weinstein


"Mad Men" Creator Matt Weiner was Inspired by Titans of Industry

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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.