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Best of the Week: Guilds Reveal Oscar Frontrunners, Seven Box Office Trends Studios Shouldn't Ignore & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood January 11, 2014 at 12:20PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle'
Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle'

The top stories of the week from TOH!


Animation Oscar Race: Why "The Croods" Is "Frozen"'s Only Real Challenger

Cinematographers Pick Seven Feature Nominees; Which Will Make Final Oscar Five?

Directors Guild Nominations 2014 Reveal the Five Oscar Frontrunners

Oscar Talk: Gauging the Nominations

Reading the Oscar Tea Leaves via Guilds; Art Director & Costume Guild Votes

Talking with BAFTA'S 2014 Rising Star Shortlist, Including Lea Seydoux, George MacKay, Will Poulter and More

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Love Survivor" and "August: Osage County" Hold Well as "Her" Widens

Box Office Top Ten: "Frozen" Returns to #1 in 7th Week; "Wolf of Wall Street" Shows Strength

Seven 2013 Box-Office Trends the Studios Should Not Ignore, Market Shares, Top 20 2013 Chart


CINE-LIST: Five International Cinema Highlights from the Palm Springs Film Festival

Crafts Roundup: Disco, Flappers and Old Men Dominate the Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar Race

The VFX Bakeoff: Mixing Old School and New School


Why Manohla Dargis's Sundance Proposal Is Behind the Times


Going Inside the Production Design Secrets of "Walter Mitty"

"Grandmaster" Wong Kar-Wai Mourns 35 MM, Honors Fading Martial Arts (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

How Martin Scorsese Pushed "The Wolf of Wall Street" Into Mattering: "I had to find a more furious energy"

"Loves Her Gun" Star Trieste Kelly Dunn Talks Improv, Road-Tripping and Directors

Peter Berg Fought to Keep Brutal War Survival Thriller "Lone Survivor" Real UPDATE


New York Film Critics Circle Apologizes to Steve McQueen and Fox Searchlight for Armond White Heckling, White Defends Himself

Why Indie Producer Ted Hope Is Taking Over as Fandor CEO


International Cut of Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" a Visually Poetic and Badass Sci-Fi Thriller

Kim Mordaunt's Australian Oscar Submission "The Rocket," a Primitivist Parable with Anti-Corporate Message

Palm Springs Review: Mystery Doc "The Galapagos Affair" a Riveting Reconstruction of Paradise Gone to Hell

Palm Springs Review: Oscar Shortlisted "Omar" a Taut Thriller About Paranoia's Occupation of the Soul

This Weekend, Skip Machismo Spectacle "Hercules" and Head to Indies Galore; "Her" and "Lone Survivor" Go Wide


HBO Makes News at TV Critics Panel

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: "True Detective" Partners McConaughey & Harrelson Pursue Another Serial Killer

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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.