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Best of the Week: Oscar Talk, Early Raves for 'Skyfall,' Interviews with Affleck and Hawkes, Hawaii Fest & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood October 19, 2012 at 4:08PM

This week on TOH!, we discuss Spielberg's "Lincoln" as a major contender in Oscar Talk, interview "The Sessions" star John Hawkes and "Argo" director Ben Affleck, report on the Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, check out the early rave reviews of "Skyfall" and much more!
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This week on TOH!, we discuss Spielberg's "Lincoln" as a major contender in Oscar Talk, interview "The Sessions" star John Hawkes and "Argo" director Ben Affleck, report on the Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, check out the early rave reviews of "Skyfall" and much more!

Awards:

Oscar Talk: Spielberg's "Lincoln" is Major Contender, Led by Day-Lewis; Supporting Actress Race, Has Phoenix Dive-Bombed His Chances?

Which Stars Need a Comeback?

Gotham Awards Nominations Led by "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Middle of Nowhere" and "Moonrise Kingdom"

Reviews:

Rory Kennedy's "Ethel" -- A Tribute to a Mother and Survivor

Now and Then: At NOFF, Indie Comedies "It's a Disaster" and "Supporting Characters" Impress

"Skyfall" Early Review Roundup: Mendes, Craig and Bardem Rise to the Occasion

Festivals:

Hawaii Int'l Film Festival: Part 1, Part 2

Features:

"Expendables" Spin-off "ExpendaBelles" Gets "Legally Blonde" Scribes, Plus Carano & Sackhoff UPDATED

News:

Penske Promotes Variety's Sobrino-Stearns to Publisher

McGregor and Hudson Topline Capaldi Hollywood Comedy "Born To Be King"

Interviews:

John Hawkes Finds Pain and Growth in "The Sessions"; Helen Hunt Also Strong Oscar Contender (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Oscar Watch: "Argo" Director Affleck & Editor Goldenberg Talk Reality vs. Comedy (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Sorrentino Talks Sean Penn-Starrer "This Must Be the Place"

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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.