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Best of the Week: TIFF & Venice Stir Fall Fest Circuit, Comic-Con, How 'Snowpiercer' Became a Gamechanger & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 26, 2014 at 10:30AM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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Reese Witherspoon in "Wild."
Reese Witherspoon in "Wild."

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Screen Talk Report from Halls of Comic-Con, "The Giver" and Other Oscar Possibilities

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Boyhood" Is Breakout Hit, "I Origins" Collapses

EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein Explains How "Snowpiercer" Became a Gamechanger, We Crunch Theater vs. VOD Numbers

Five Takeaways as 'Sex Tape' Flops, Summer Top Ten Box Office Continues Downward Spiral

Features:

Career Watch: TV Boosts Movie Stars Jon Voight, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey

Not Into "Hercules"? Here Are 6 Alternatives to Fill Your Movie Weekend

Festivals:

Comic-Con Movie Preview: Warner Bros., Sony, Legendary, Paramount, Marvel, "Sin City" and More

How Did "Birdman," "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice" and "Imitation Game" Land Key Fall Festival Slots?

Toronto World Premieres: What Did They Get?

Which World Premieres Did Venice Land?

Will Paul Thomas Anderson World Premiere "Inherent Vice" at the New York Film Festival, or Sneak It First?

Interviews:

Sherry Lansing Talks the Rise of Television and Ageism

News:

Chris Nolan and Matthew McConaughey Rock the Con with Surprise "Interstellar" Footage

Distribution Maestro Jeff Blake Exits Sony After 22 Years: Dynamo and Class Act

"Maleficent" Crosses $700 Million Worldwide, Shining Jewel in Lackluster Summer

Remembering James Garner, A Maverick On and Off Screen

Television:

PBS Preview: Six New "Makers" Documentaries Focus on Groundbreaking Women

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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.