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Best of the Week: Palm Springs Shortfest, Bologna & Moscow; Classics, Box Office, Reviews & Remembering Nora Ephron

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 29, 2012 at 4:20PM

This week on TOH, we covered the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Il Cinema Ritrovata in Bologna and the Moscow Junket, looked at the intrepid box office for Pixar's "Brave," remembered beloved screenwriter, filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, reviewed this weekend's theatrical debuts and more...
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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

This week on TOH, we covered the Palm Springs International Shortfest, Il Cinema Ritrovata in Bologna and the Moscow Junket, looked at the intrepid box office for Pixar's "Brave," remembered beloved screenwriter, filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, and reviewed this weekend's theatrical debuts.

Festivals:

Palm Springs Int'l Shortsfest: Winners, Favorites & Trailers for Doc "Battle of the Guitarist" and Oscar-Eligible "Behind the Mirrors"

Palm Springs Int'l Shortsfest: Gus Van Sant's Early Shorts & Set Stories; Robert Elswit's Cinematography Master Class

Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna XXVI Edizione - Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

Diaries:

Moscow Junket Diary Two: Unraveling the Russian Film Industry, from Putin to Mikhalkov and a Threat of Censorship

Features:

Academy Unveils Breathtaking Restoration of "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp," Schoonmaker Talks Michael Powell & Scorsese

Rotten Tomatoes' Matt Atchity Takes on Critics and Movie Tastemaking

Immersed in Movies: Sneaking Sony's "Hotel Transylvania"

Career Watch: Keira Knightley Skids Without Joe Wright, Luckily "Anna Karenina" is Next

Now and Then: Hitchcock's First Classic, and an Underrated Modern Descendant

Interviews:

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Director Benh Zeitlin Talks Making of the Sundance & Cannes Sensation

Obit:

Writer-Director Nora Ephron Dies at 71 of Leukemia

Reviews:

Weekend Preview: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' "Magic Mike' & More

"The Newsroom" Premiere Review and Recap: Less Talk as this Story Develops

Roundup: "Magic Mike" Has Bare Bods, Backstage Fluffing and the Right Amount of Heart

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: La Dolce Woody

"Brave" Racks Up Mighty $66 Million; Pixar's 13th Number One Opening

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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.