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Best of the Week: Oscar Talk, Hitchcock, Bond, Presidents, Hot Projects In the Works, Reviews & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood October 26, 2012 at 5:31PM

This week on TOH!, we discuss a number of possible awards contenders in Oscar Talk, we go behind the scenes with an exclusive "Hitchcock" set visit, look at the upcoming weekend's cinematic offerings and much more!
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This week on TOH!, we discuss a number of possible awards contenders in Oscar Talk, we go behind the scenes with an exclusive "Hitchcock" set visit, look at the upcoming weekend's cinematic offerings and much more!

Awards:

Oscar Talk: "Cloud Atlas," "Argo," "The Master," "Lincoln" Momentum, Screenwriting: "Looper" vs. "Avengers," Doc Race Changes

Reviews:

Weekend Preview: Julia Loktev's Psyhological Slow Burner "The Loneliest Planet," An Ambitious but Flawed "Cloud Atlas"

Now and Then: "Four," Moving Portrait of Love and Sex in the Time of Craigslist

Features:

Hedren Talks Devious Hitchcock and "The Birds" at Academy: "fairytale" Discovery by Reville

EXCLUSIVE: "Hitchcock" Set Visit with Gervasi, Hopkins, Mirren: "we explore the darker recesses of the mind"

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from "The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies": David Thomson on Steven Spielberg

News:

Ranking 22 Bond Films on Popularity and Critics' Cred: Hits, Misses

Andrew Dominik's "Killing Them Softly" Goes for Bloody Minimalism with New Posters

Scandal Pushes Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong Doc, Biopics Back to Front Burner

Lincoln Could Win the Election: He Covers Time, Newsweek and Poll Shows 67% of Americans Want Him Back in Office

Johnny Depp Signs on for Nolan Cinematographer Wally Pfister's Directorial Debut "Transcendence"

Film World Salutes Andrew Sarris UPDATE (VIDEO)

"Stand Up Guys" with Pacino, Walken, Arkin: Review, Trailer, Awards Run (VIDEO)

Alamo Drafthouse Wants You to Fight a Cinematic Disease: Make a "No Talking, No Texting" PSA & Win Prizes (VIDEO)

Jackson Reveals "Hobbit"'s Running Time -- "Our Shortest Middle-Earth Yet" (But Still Epic)

James Cameron Lines Up Potential Post-"Avatar" Directing Vehicle "The Informationist" Centering on Strong Female Protagonist

Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" Return to Cinemas, with QT's Hand-Picked Trailers

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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.