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Best of the Week: Karlovy Vary Fest, Chats with Steve James and Richard Linklater, What Went Wrong with HBO's Leftovers' & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 5, 2014 at 2:20PM

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Justin Theroux in 'The Leftovers'
Justin Theroux in 'The Leftovers'

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Blogs:

Hollywood Memoir: A Young Woman's Intro to Filmmaking in the Golden Age

Box Office:

Behind the Weinsteins' Three Weekend Winners: Surprising "Snowpiercer," "Begin Again" & "Yves St. Laurent"

Holiday Box Office Fireworks Sizzle as Only "Transformers" Shows Much Spark

Features:

Career Watch: Mark Wahlberg Commands "Transformers," But Isn't It Time for More Challenging Roles?

Matt Reeves Brings a New "Dawn" to "Planet of the Apes"

Festivals:

Day One at Karlovy Vary Film Festival: from Mel Gibson to "I, Origins"

News:

Film Industry's List of 100 Favorite Films in The Hollywood Reporter Is Same Old Story

RIP Paul Mazursky, Brilliant Hollywood Writer-Director (VIDEO INTERVIEW AND CLIPS)

Why Mendes Brought Back Purvis & Wade for "Bond 24" Polish

Reviews:

Five Things I Learned from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

Review and Roundup: Why Melissa McCarthy Vehicle "Tammy" Never Takes Off

Screen Talk 4: from Sublime Ebert Doc "Life Itself" to McCarthy's Ridiculous "Tammy"

Stream This: "Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton," an Ecstatic Documentary Portrait of the Artist

Television:

What Went Wrong with HBO's "The Leftovers"?

Video:

"Life Itself" Director Steve James Gets Up Close with Roger Ebert at the End of His Life (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Linklater on Unique Time Travel Fiction "Boyhood," with Coltrane, Hawke & Arquette 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.