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Best of the Week: Sorrentino Talks 'Great Beauty,' Why This Year's Oscar Race Could Hold Surprises & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood February 22, 2014 at 1:52PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
Toni Servillo in "The Great Beauty."
Toni Servillo in "The Great Beauty."

The top stories of the week from TOH!


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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.