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Best of the Week: NYFF Ignites Oscar Buzz, Ted Hope Bids SF Film Society Adieu, 'Gravity' Crushes Box Office and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood October 12, 2013 at 3:39PM

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Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave,' directed by Steve McQueen.
Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave,' directed by Steve McQueen.

The top stories of the week from TOH!

News:

Hunnam Ditches 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Who Will Play Christian to Johnson's Anastasia? 

Fleming Steps Up to Improve Deadline, Split Year Between Two Coasts

New Republic Film Critic Stanley Kauffmann Dies at 97, Critics Write Tributes

Ted Hope Talks Exit from San Francisco Film Society, Schamus, and Indie Film's Future

Reviews:

This Weekend: Don't Miss Riveting "Captain Phillips"; Plus Disney Nightmare "Escape From Tomorrow" and Franco's Faulkner Arrive

NYFF: Stiller's Fantasy Crowdpleaser "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Divides Critics (VIDEO)

Review and Roundup: Critics Love "Gloria," Chile's Must-See Foreign-Language Oscar Contender

Review: James Franco's "As I Lay Directing" (TRAILER)

Review: "Zero Charisma" Stars Uber-Geek from Austin, Texas

Festivals:

NYFF: James Gray Talks "The Immigrant," Joaquin Phoenix Doesn't (Q & A VIDEO)

At NYFF Tribute, Ralph Fiennes Discusses Importance of Directors, Imagination

Mill Valley Film Fest: San Francisco Film Society Losses, Whoopi Goldberg's "Moms Mabley," "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," and Foreign-Language Oscar Entries

NYFF: Acting with Non-Actors Is the Key to "Nebraska," Says Bruce Dern

NYFF: Redford Eventually Does Show for "All Is Lost" Press Conference (TRAILER)

Awards:

A Guide to the Oscar Shortlist of Eight Documentary Shorts (TRAILERS)

Will Scorsese Be Able to Make New "Wolf of Wall Street" Deadline?

Features:

Your Week in Streaming: From Giallo to Grindhouse, Essential Films to Watch Before LA's Inaugural Beyond Fest

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Brody Still AWOL on "Homeland," "Ironside" Surprises (VIDEOS)

Interviews:

From Music Editor to Composer: The Surprising Story Behind the Music of "Gravity"

Immersed in Movies: Greengrass and Hanks Talk Moments of Crisis in "Captain Phillips"

Oscar Watch Q & A: Chiwetel Ejiofor Embodies Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave"

Talking Doc "Valentine Road": Shedding Light on a Gay Teen's Murder and its Troubling Legal Aftermath

Box Office:

"Gravity" Dominates Weekend Box Office with Big Saturday Jump

"Linsanity" and "A Touch of Sin" Lead Limited Openings, "Grace Unplugged" and "Parkland" Soft in Wide Release



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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.