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Best of the Week: Screen Talk with Eric Kohn, 'Case Against 8,' Lots of Academy News and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Digging Into New Academy Invites

Why Academy Governors Changed Music Campaign Rules

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: Polanski's Provocative "Venus in Fur" Tops Tepid Specialized Openings

Box Office Top Ten: "Think Like a Man Too" Takes Number One, "Jersey Boys" Draws Seniors on Soft Summer Weekend

Features:

Emmanuelle Seigner Delivers for Husband Roman Polanski in Two-Hander "Venus in Fur"

How Indie Producer Jon Kilik Works with Mavericks, from Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" to Gary Ross's "Hunger Games" & Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher"


How Must-See "Case Against 8" Took Five Years to Make, from HBO Docs Czar Nevins to Its "Fairytale Ending"

Richard Lester Talks The Beatles in Newly Restored Mod Classic "A Hard Day's Night"

Festivals:

SF Silent Film Festival Director Anita Monga Talks the Highlights of One Delirious Movie Weekend

Sundance Programers Talk LA's NEXT FEST, Which Pairs Movies & Music Downtown

News:

Phillip Noyce and Ewan McGregor Jump on Philip Roth's "American Pastoral" - But Is It a Good Idea?

SCREEN TALK EPISODE 3: "Transformers" vs. "Snowpiercer," the State of Hollywood and More Finke

Setting the Record Straight on Nikki Finke, Peter Bart and Mike Fleming

Reviews:

What Will You See in Theaters This Weekend? "Snowpiercer"? Musical "Begin Again"? Don't Miss Joanna Hogg's "Archipelago"

Tech:

ILM Reanimates Badass Transformers for "Age of Extinction"

Video:

What Went Wrong with "Jersey Boys"?

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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.