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Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 15, 2014 at 1:36PM

On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" and Emmys, latest festival news and make our picks of the week.
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'The Knick'
'The Knick'

On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" and Emmys, new New York indie distributor Bleecker, latest festival news and make our picks of the week.

(One correction: the tape edits out the part where I amend an error--Williams was nominated for four Oscars and won for "Good Will Hunting.")

This article is related to: Television, Television, Screen Talk, TV, Emmys, Awards, Festivals, Festivals, Reviews, Reviews, Rich Hill, True Detective, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Soderbergh, Cary Fukunaga, Outlander


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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.