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Best of the Week: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, and More

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The top stories of the week from TOH!

Box Office:

'Expendables 3' Sinks at Friday Box Office, 'Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians' Still Lead

Features:

Career Watch: From Instagram to Broadway to Movies – When Will James Franco Fatigue Strike?

From Meryl Streep to Expendables Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford, Big Stars in Small Roles Boost Summer Blockbusters

Festivals:

'Fury' Starring Brad Pitt Closes London Film Festival in Bid for Oscar Contention

New York Film Festival Cherry Picks World Fests for Slate of 30 --What's Missing?

Toronto Fest Adds to Sprawling Program: Highlights

Interviews:

Chris Moore Creates "The Chair" Film Competition (EXCLUSIVE TRAILER)

Isabelle Huppert on Embracing the Darkness in Breillat's 'Abuse of Weakness,' Genet's 'The Maids' with Blanchett

Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

Reviews:

'Frank,' Starring Michael Fassbender Wearing a Giant Fake Head, Totally Rocks (TRAILER)

Science Chases the Impossible in Todd Miller's Moving, Provocative Doc 'Dinosaur 13' (TRAILER)

This Weekend, Avoid 'Expendables,' See Films by Catherine Breillat, Philippe Garrel & Michael Winterbottom Instead

Television:

Emmy Watch: 'Masters of Sex' Is One of the Best Shows on Television. Will Voters Notice?

How Steven Soderbergh Made 'The Knick' Must-See TV

'Legends': Twisty Sean Bean Spy Series from Producers of 'Homeland'

Video:

TIFF WATCH: Simon Pegg & Peter Chelsom Talk Brit Flicks and 'Hector & The Search For Happiness' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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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.