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Best of the Week: 'Oz' Returns, Noomi Rapace Talks Rise to Movie Stardom, Reviews, News and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood March 8, 2013 at 3:50PM

The best stories of the week from TOH!
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The best stories of the week from TOH!

Box Office:

"Oz" Brings Riches, from Needed Boffo Box Office to Kunis Viral Breakout to Yet Another Sequel (VIDEO)

Reviews:

Likable "Oz the Great and Powerful" Is Overstuffed with Digital Wizardry

Cristian Mungiu's "Beyond the Hills" a Brilliant Slow Burn to Hell

Weekend Preview: From Artful "Beyond the Hills" to Mainstream "Oz"

Features:

Immersed in Movies: Puppet Cams, China Girl and VFX Wizardry in "Oz the Great and Powerful"

Who Should Direct Bond 24? Take Our Poll

Interviews:

How Noomi Rapace Became a Global Movie Star, from "Dragon Tattoo" to Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma and "Dead Man Down"

EW: Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Talk Chapstick and Liberace Glitz in Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra"

Television:

"Girls" Recap 8: OCD and AA in an Episode that's All Over the Place

Now and Then: "Enlightened" and the Perfect TV Ending

News: 

Magnolia Grabs Shelton's Sundance Entry "Touchy Feely" for the World

"Kon-Tiki" to Hit Theaters in English-Language Version, Riding Tide of Scandinavian Film Popularity

Relativity Producing Pablo Escobar Story "Silver or Lead" with Spanish Director Enrique Urbizu

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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.