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Best of the Week: The Final 'Twilight,' Oscar Talk, Interviews with Mendes, Berg, Gibney & Ben Stiller's Penis

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 16, 2012 at 3:50PM

This week on TOH!, we discuss the awards chances of "Lincoln," "Argo" and more in Oscar Talk, divulge details from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two" premiere and American Cinematheque gala for Ben Stiller, interview "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes, "West of Memphis" director Amy Berg and "Mea Maxima Culpa" director Alex Gibney...
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Taylor Lautner, Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on the "Breaking Dawn Part 2" red carpet
Christopher Polk Taylor Lautner, Stephenie Meyer, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson on the "Breaking Dawn Part 2" red carpet

This week on TOH!, we discuss the awards chances of "Lincoln," "Argo" and more in Oscar Talk, divulge details from the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two" premiere and American Cinematheque gala for Ben Stiller, interview "Skyfall" director Sam Mendes, "West of Memphis" director Amy Berg and "Mea Maxima Culpa" director Alex Gibney -- plus much more!

Features:

Things I Learned at the "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two" Premiere: Lionsgate, Cast & Crew Face New Dawn

CHALLENGE! Take David Thomson's Second Stump-the-Film-Buff Quiz

Ben Stiller and His Penis Saluted By Friends and Colleagues at American Cinematheque Ball

Awards:

Oscar Talk: "Lincoln" Starts to Pull Ahead, But Can It Beat "Argo"?

Ben Stiller and His Penis Saluted By Friends and Colleagues at American Cinematheque Ball

IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney/Lucasfilm Hire "Toy Story 3" Scribe Arndt to Write "Star Wars: Episode VII" UPDATE (VIDEO)

Interviews:

"Skyfall" Director Mendes and Actresses Marlohe and Harris Talk Updating Bond, from Adele to Bardem

"West of Memphis" Director Amy Berg Talks New Evidence in Arkansas Case: "It's like a living, breathing thing"

Oscar Watch Q&A: Alex Gibney's "Mea Maxima Culpa" Exposes Institutional Protector the Catholic Church (VIDEO)

Reviews:

Now and Then: "Lincoln," the Movies, and Historical Accuracy

News:

Hollywood Rites of Passage, from Redford and Smith to Siegal and Geffen

Magnolia Takes Tobias Lindholm's AFI Fest Winner "A Highjacking" Hostage for North America

Tarantino Tells Playboy Who Else Was in the Running for "Django" Before Foxx and His Horse Won the Role

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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.