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Weekly Wrap: Venice and Toronto Announcements, 'Dark Knight Rises' Aftermath, Best Foreign Films of All Time & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 27, 2012 at 4:26PM

This week on TOH, we announced the much-anticipated lineups of the Toronto and Venice film festivals, looked at the opening weekend of "The Dark Knight Rises" and finally heard Michael Moore's take on the horrific Aurora shootings, conducted two Best Foreign Film polls and more.
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"To The Wonder."
"To The Wonder."

This week on TOH, we announced the much-anticipated lineups of the Toronto and Venice film festivals, looked at the opening weekend of "The Dark Knight Rises" and finally heard Michael Moore's take on the horrific Aurora shootings, conducted two Best Foreign Film polls and more.

Festivals:

Malick's "To The Wonder," De Palma's "Passion," Korine's "Spring Breakers" Announced for Venice Competition; Whither "The Master"?

Toronto Film Festival 2012 Announces Opening Night, Galas and Special Presentations; "To The Wonder," "Anna Karenina," "Looper," "Place Beyond the Pines" & More

Features:

Career Watch: Christian Bale - The Dark Superhero We Need

Immersed in Movies: Previewing Art and Science at SIGGRAPH, with Muren, Letteri, Trumbull, Landau, Deakins

Tragedy in Colorado:

Michael Moore Finally Makes His Post-Aurora Case

Box Office:

Studios Report Actual Monday Numbers Due to Colorado Shootings; "Dark Knight Rises" Pulls Undeterred Moviegoers UPDATED FULL REPORT AND CHART

Polls:

VOTE: TOH! Best Foreign Films of All Time, Pre-1960, Post-1960

Oscars:

Oscar Talk is Back for Mid-Summer Status Report

DVD:

First Roles of Now Famous Stars

Reviews:

Now and Then: Raunchy "Klown" and the Problem with Sex Comedies

"The Newsroom" Episode 5 Review and Recap: In "Amen," Men Sustain Injuries while Women Sustain Hallmark-Holiday Battiness

Obits:

Frank Pierson Remembered

This article is related to: TOH: Best of the Week, Box Office, Features, Reviews, The Dark Knight Rises, Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Obit


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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.