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TOH!'s Top Longreads of the Year (Exclusive Interviews, Rankings, Top Tens and More)

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 24, 2013 at 2:56PM

For your holiday vacation perusal, here are TOH!'s top 20 longreads of the year. We culled from our most-read -- and most favorite -- interviews, exclusives, rankings, columns, reviews and more.
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'Wadjda'
'Wadjda'

For your holiday vacation perusal, here are TOH!'s top 20 longreads of the year. We culled from our most-read -- and most favorite -- interviews, exclusives, rankings, columns, reviews and more. Here's to a great movie year!

Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard, From "American Hustle" to "Out of the Furnace"

Steve Coogan Explains Why Sincerity is Scary in ''Philomena'

Alex Gibney.
Alex Gibney.

Errol Morris Stands Up for Unapologetic Rumsfeld Doc "The Unknown Known"

EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes with Alex Gibney at His Jigsaw Productions

Five Reasons Why Mumblecore and Millennial Don't Mean the Same Thing

From Antonioni to Lynch, BAMcinematek Takes a Second Look at Films "Booed at Cannes"

From "Big" to "Captain Phillips," TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks' Top Ten Performances

"Gravity": Alfonso Cuaron Talks Creating Space Epic (VIDEO)

In Defense of Paul Schrader's Misunderstood "The Canyons"

"Inside Llewyn Davis" Secrets and a New Coens Movie Revealed: Q & A

Robert Redford and Ralph Fiennes at Telluride
Vivien Killilea / Getty Images / August 29, 2013 Robert Redford and Ralph Fiennes at Telluride

New York Film Critics Cinematography Winner Goes "Inside Llewyn Davis"

New York Film Critics Winner Robert Redford Candidly Talks Career and Stunning "All Is Lost"

Open Up the Best Actress Oscar Race: Five Locks and Eight Must-See Performances

Sarah Polley Candidly Talks Must-See Memoir "Stories We Tell" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Talking Wadjda Firsts: Film Shot Entirely in Saudi Arabia, and By a Woman

Teller Speaks! Talking Wondrously Mind-Boggling Art Doc "Tim's Vermeer"

TOH! Ranks the Films of the Coen Brothers from Best, "No Country for Old Men," to Worst

"The Wind Rises"
"The Wind Rises"

TOH! Ranks the Top Ten Studio Ghibli Films

Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass Talk Powerful Final Scene from "Captain Phillips"

Why the Commercial Art Film Is Dying (and the Scandalous Films That Define Its Legacy)

Zachary Heinzerling Talks the Troubled Marriage of Artists in "Cutie and the Boxer"

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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.