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Best of the Week: Oscar Talk, 'Wuthering Heights' & 'Frankenweenie,' Interviews, Reviews & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood October 5, 2012 at 4:43PM

This week on TOH!, we discuss the Best Actress race and indie film chances on Oscar Talk, we interviewed director Andrea Arnold on "Wuthering Heights" (releasing this weekend, along with a slew of other films which we review in the Weekend Preview), considered the possibility of Tim Burton's first Oscar for "Frankenweenie" and much more!
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This week on TOH!, we discuss the Best Actress race and indie film chances on Oscar Talk, we interviewed director Andrea Arnold on "Wuthering Heights" (releasing this weekend, along with a slew of other films which we review in the Weekend Preview), considered the possibility of Tim Burton's first Oscar for "Frankenweenie" and much more!

Awards:

Oscar Talk: The Best Actress Race, Chances for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Marigold Hotel," "Sessions" & "Hitchcock"

Oscar Watch: Spielberg's "Lincoln" Faces Marketing Challenges; Fiery New Trailer Targets Political Wonks During Presidential Debate

Reviews:

Weekend Preview: Arnold's "Wuthering Heights," Meier's "Sister," Jarecki's "House I Live In" & Lee Daniels' Hot Mess

Now and Then: "Looper" and the Future of Sci-Fi

Ty Burr's "Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame"

Interviews:

Andrea Arnold Talks "Wuthering Heights": Chaos, Class, Race, Gender & Women Directors

Immersed in Movies: Will Animated Black-and-White 3-D "Frankenweenie" Win Burton His First Oscar?

Television:

Netflix Will Premiere Original Series "House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey on February 1

News:

David O. Russell Lines Up Cooper, Bale, Adams and Renner for Next True Story Ensemble

Sacha Baron Cohen's "Lesbian" Inspired by Disturbing True Story

"Two Faces of January," Hossein Amini's Directorial Debut Kicks Off with Mortensen, Dunst & Isaac

"60 Minutes" to Profile "Sugar Man" Rodriguez on October 7

Lena Dunham Book Proposal "Not That Kind of Girl" Heading for $3.6 Million UPDATE

And the Award for Best "Words with Friends" Celebrity Player Goes to Edward Norton

In the Works: Lynne Ramsay Nabs Backing for Her Take on "Moby Dick," Sci-Fi Thriller "Mobius"

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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.