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Best of the Week: Reviews of 'Hunger Games,' 'Lone Survivor,' and 'Out of the Furnace,' Behind the Scenes at Studio Ghibli & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 16, 2013 at 3:06PM

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Harrelson and Bale face off in "Out of the Furnace."
Harrelson and Bale face off in "Out of the Furnace."

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Anne Thompson's Updated Oscar Predictions 2014

Awards Circuit: AFI FEST "Out of the Furnace" Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Book Thief" Survives Critics, Oscar-Contender "Wind Rises" Sells Out Two Theaters

Weekend Top Ten: "Thor" Bashes Box Office, "Ender's Game" Collapses

Features:

CINE-LIST: Five Essential Must-See Chaplin Films (CLIPS)

Festivals:

AFI Fest Review: With Charmingly Offbeat "Our Sunhi," Is Hong Sang-soo the Next Woody Allen?

Interviews:

"Broken Circle Breakdown" Heads for Foreign-Language Oscar, Director Felix van Groeningen Q & A

"Crash Reel" Documentarian Lucy Walker Knows Where She's Going

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes at Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki's Oscar Contender "The Wind Rises"

Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Ballhaus Talks "The Book Thief"

Indie Icon John Sayles Insists on His Right to Make a Black Female Buddy Picture If He Wants To ("Go For Sisters" TRAILER)

"The Unknown Known" Review and Q&A: Errol Morris vs. Donald Rumsfeld

News:

Immersed in Movies: Bond Settlement Paves the Way for Return of Blofeld

Media Players Make Moves: NYT Loses Stelter to CNN, Adds Hoberman, Deadline Adapts to Finke's Departure

Reviews:

Behind the Scenes of Russia's Oscar Entry "Stalingrad," Plus Early Reviews

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Review: Darker, More Drastic and Suitably Thrilling

Is Vince Vaughn Asset or Liability on "Delivery Man"? (REVIEW ROUNDUP)

Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor" Is Harrowing Portrait of Men at War; Wahlberg's Q & A Outburst VIDEO (Review and Roundup)

This Weekend: See "Nebraska" and "The Great Beauty," While "Best Man Holiday," LaBeouf's "Charlie Countryman" Also Hit Theaters

Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Episode 7 Brings 'Masters of Sex' Into Focus

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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.