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Best of the Week: David O. Russell 'Hustles' at AFI Fest, Finke Out for Blood, An Awards Season with No Pixar? and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 9, 2013 at 4:12PM

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

Awards:

Animation Oscar Frontrunners: Will Pixar Skip This Round?

Oscar Watch: Could "The Spectacular Now" Pull It Off?

Box Office:

Friday Box Office: "Thor" Strong, Not Mighty, "Last Vegas" Lures Boomers, "12 Years" Passes $12 Million

Features:

Your Week in Streaming: Why the Commercial Art Film Is Dying, and the Scandalous Films That Define Its Legacy

Festivals:

What's to See at AFI Fest 2013, from Oscar Heavyweights to Breakout Indies

Interviews:

EXCLUSIVE: Go Behind the Scenes with Alex Gibney at His Jigsaw Productions

How YA Bestseller "The Book Thief" Got Made Into a Studio Film: With Difficulty, and John Williams

Immersed in Movies: Digital Domain Talks "Ender's Game" Zero-Gravity VFX

News:

AFI Fest Screens First Six Minutes of David O. Russell's "American Hustle" -- 1.5 Times, to Be Exact

AFM UPDATE: Winterbottom's Drama Based on Amanda Knox, "Face of an Angel," Heads Into Production, Stars Beckinsale

Immersed in Movies: Peter Jackson Sneaks New Footage at "Hobbit" Fan Event

It's Official: Jay Penske Fires Nikki Finke, But Is She Free to Go Solo in January?

POLL: Who Should Play Wonder Woman in "Batman vs. Superman"?

UPDATE: Producers of "Jane Got a Gun" Suing Director Lynne Ramsay

Why "East Nashville Tonight" Is the Future of DIY Film Distribution, Says BOND360 CEO Marc Schiller

Reviews:

"The Book Thief," Starring Geoffrey Rush, a Well-Meaning but Oddly Muted Holocaust Tale

"Ernest and Celestine" a Gentle and Delightfully Weird Animated Treat

"The Right Stuff" 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Celebrates Superheroes of a Bygone Age

This Weekend: See Gibney's "The Armstrong Lie," Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," and Marvel's Fun "Thor: The Dark World"

Thompson Triumphs in "Saving Mr. Banks," which Adds Spoonful of Sugar to Backstage Mary Poppins Tale

Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: French Creep Show "The Returned" Is Profoundly Unsettling

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, News, Your Week In Streaming, Immersed In Movies, Features, Interviews, TV IS THE NEW CINEMA, Television, Oscars


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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.