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Jon Hamm as Don Draper in 'Mad Men'
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in 'Mad Men'

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Awards:


Highs and Lows of the Meaningless 2014 MTV Movie Awards

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Only Lovers Left Alive" Tops Trio of New Big-Name Openings

Box Office Top Ten: "Captain America" Stays Strong to Beat "Rio 2"

Friday Box Office: Sequels Beat New Entries, Faith-Based 'Heaven' Is Strong, 'Transcendence' Starts off Weak

Features:

Career Watch: As "Mad Men" Enters Its Final Season, Can Jon Hamm Rebrand Himself as a Movie Star?

Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!

Festivals:

As Tribeca Kicks Off, "A Brony Tale" Leads Some Must-See Docs

Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's "Murder of a Cat" Is One to Watch at Tribeca

Wim Wenders Sets Sail for Cannes, But Where Is "Every Thing Will Be Fine"?

Interviews:

"Hank and Asha": How Two Newlyweds Shot a Long-Distance Romance on Their Honeymoon

Kevin Spacey Q&A: "House of Cards" Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Tribeca Doc

Wally Pfister Talks Analog vs. Digital in "Transcendence"

News:

Hollywood Stars Michelle Williams, James Franco and Zach Braff Walk the Broadway Boards

Talking Tech and "Transcendence" with Johnny Depp and Wally Pfister

Who Should Play Garbo and Dietrich?

Reviews:

Existential Thriller "Locke," Starring Tom Hardy and His Fabulous Voice

John Turturro Casts Himself Opposite Woody Allen in "Fading Gigolo"

Pick Hit: Raunchy R-Rated Comedy "Neighbors," Starring Rogen, Byrne, & Efron, that Even Critics Love

This Weekend in Theaters, Johnny Deep Transcends and John Turturro Is "Fading"

Television:

Why Did the "Man Men" Season 7 Premiere Tank with Audiences?

Video: 

Rob Pattinson Stars in Two Cannes Entries: "Map to the Stars" and "The Rover"

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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.