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Best of the Week: 'Les Mis' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Enter the Fray, Awards, Reviews, Interviews & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 30, 2012 at 4:09PM

This week on TOH!, we discuss powerful newcomers "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" on Oscar Talk, interview cinematographer Roger Deakins on "Skyfall," look at the awards season challenges faced by the Weinstein Company and much more!
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Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"
Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"

This week on TOH!, we discuss powerful newcomers "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" on Oscar Talk, interview cinematographer Roger Deakins on "Skyfall," look at the awards season challenges faced by the Weinstein Company and much more!

Reviews:

"Zero Dark Thirty": Review and Early Roundup, Bigelow, Boal and Cast Talk

Don't Mess with Granny in Finnish Oscar Entry "Purge"

Now and Then: "Heaven's Gate," Catastrophe or Classic?

Awards:

Oscar Talk: "Les Mis" and "Zero Dark Thirty" Are Powerful Contenders, Whither "Django Unchained"?

Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks "Skyfall"

Weinsteins Face Challenging Oscar "Playbook"

Oscar Watch: Makeup and Hair Contenders

Foreign Oscar Watch: Nicolaj Arcel Talks Denmark's "A Royal Affair"

Interviews:

Oscar Doc Watch: Dror Moreh's "The Gatekeepers" Pops the Lid Off the Israeli/Arab Conflict

Features:

Docs to Watch in 2013: IDFA Showcases Next Year's Crop -- "I Am Breathing," "Winter Nomads," "Propaganda" & More

Video:

Watch: Tarantino, Russell, Van Sant, Lee, Affleck & Hooper Talk Directing at THR Roundtable

News:

Reactions to Ex-NBC Universal Honcho Jeff Zucker as President of CNN

In the Works: Clooney, Greengrass & Terrio Onboard for NY Crime Syndicate Drama

"Les Miserables" Screens, EW's Interview with Hathaway and Jackman (VIDEO)

This article is related to: News, TOH: Best of the Week


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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.