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Mark Lisanti Makes You Work for His Ten Best List

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 21, 2010 at 6:23AM

Writer Mark Lisanti makes you work for his Ten Best List. You want titles? Name them yourself. Here are four (easy ones) from his no-particular-order list:
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Writer Mark Lisanti makes you work for his Ten Best List. You want titles? Name them yourself. Here are four (easy ones) from his no-particular-order list:

- The Sweet-Hearted-But-Poignant Animated One We’re Supposed To Take More Seriously
- The One By The Famously Exacting Director With The Great Script By The Famously Jerky Screenwriter [our guess pictured]
- The One Where You’re Going Insane Waiting Around For The Crazy Thing To Happen, Then It Happens
- The Super-Loony One, Holy Shit, Was That Fucking Nutballs Or What?

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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.