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Best of the Week: Reviews, Interviews, Festivals, Hot Projects In The Works, Kubrick in LA & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 17, 2012 at 5:45PM

This week on TOH, we looked at the weekend's offering of films from digital vs. film doc "Side by Side" to Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," we announced the Stanley Kubrick retro and exhibition making its way to L.A., we looked at the rash of reshoots besetting big-budget studio films, and much more!
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This week on TOH, we previewed the weekend's offering of films from digital vs. film doc "Side by Side" to Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," we announced the Stanley Kubrick retro and exhibition making its way to L.A. (complete with poll), we looked at the rash of reshoots besetting big-budget studio films, and much more!

Reviews:

Spike Lee's Tightened "Red Hook Summer" Marks a Personal, Affectionate and Tough Return to Steamy Brooklyn

Now and Then: Waiting for Julie Delpy

"The Newsroom" Episode 8 Review and Recap: "The Blackout Part 1" Lights Up the Season

Festivals:

NYFF Picks 32 New Titles for Main Slate: "Amour," "Hyde Park on Hudson," "Frances Ha," "Passion," "No," "Holy Motors" Make Cut

NYFF: David Chase's "Not Fade Away" Makes Centerpiece World Premiere

TIFF Adds Gala, Special Screenings, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths; "A Song for Marion" Will Close Fest

Features:

Weekend Preview: "Side by Side" & "The Awakening" Best Bets Over Divisive "Sparkle," "Cosmopolis" & "Robot & Frank"

Studios Rethink Tentpole Strategy Amid Reshoots and Postponements, from "World War Z" to "47 Ronin"

Coppola Talks "Twixt," Success, Failure & Future of Film

Chicago Says One Time Not Enough for PT Anderson's "The Master" in 70mm; Seven Cities Confirmed for Optimal Projection

Interviews:

Cronenberg on "Cosmopolis": Offer Him "50 Shades of Grey" and He'll Read It

Immersed in Movies: Pushing Verisimilitude with "ParaNorman"

"Side by Side": Keanu Reeves Talks Film vs. Digital with Cameron, Fincher and More [Clips, Q&A with Director Chris Kenneally]

VENICE PREVIEW: Bernard Rose Talks "Boxing Day," Third in Danny Huston Tolstoy Series, Starts Shooting "Paganini"

News:

Stanley Kubrick Retrospective and Exhibition Comes to LA; Vote in Our Kubrick Poll

"50 Shades of Grey" Ignites Publishing Craze, E.L. James Likes Shailene Woodley for Anastasia Steele

Sundance Prize-Winner "House I Live In" Heads for Cinemas: Jarecki Aims "to reach as many Americans as I can"

NBCUniversal Can't Unravel Dreamworks/Reliance/Disney Gordion Knot

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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.