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Best of the Week: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Charms Berlin, Cate Blanchett Courts Santa Barbara and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood February 8, 2014 at 5:33PM

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The top stories of the week from TOH!


Awards Campaigns Continue with Santa Barbara Festival and Academy Nominees Luncheon

Crafts Roundup: Talking Production Design with the Five Oscar Nominees

Emmanuel Lubezki Wins for "Gravity" at American Society of Cinematographers Awards

Four Oscar Contenders Win Big at ACE Eddie Awards

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Tim's Vermeer" Shows Life; "Gloria" Expands Well

Friday Box Office: 'Lego Movie' Has Robust Opening Day, 'Monuments Men' in Distant Second Place

Super Bowl Weekend Saved by Strong Holdovers "Ride Along" and "Frozen"; "Labor Day" Opens in Seventh Place


How Screenwriter Terry Southern Prepared Me for a Career in Hollywood


Berlin: "Grand Budapest Hotel" Press Conferences Sets the Bar High, with Anderson, Fiennes, Murray, Swinton and More

Eight Great Quotes from Cate Blanchett at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

Things I Learned at the Rotterdam Film Festival


Nine Things I Learned at the Hilarious Santa Barbara Film Fest Tribute to David O. Russell

Talking Benedict Cumberbatch, Dragon Secrets and More with the Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors of "Smaug"

Talking Johnny Depp's Oscar-Nominated Makeup and Hair in "The Lone Ranger"

Talking "The LEGO Movie" with Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Talking with the Oscar Nominees for Animated Short Film


Moses Farrow Sides with Woody Allen, Who Wants NYTimes to Publish His Defense

My New Book "The $11 Billion Year" Is Coming

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Untimely Death Brings Welcome Insight Into Drug Addiction

Woody Allen Strikes Back: It's His Last Word, "Of Course I Did Not Molest Dylan"


Docpoint Fest Review: In "Pixadores," Oppression Is the Mother of Recklessness

George Clooney's World War II Adventure "The Monuments Men" Never Achieves Liftoff

SBIFF Review: Tragicomic "Night Has Settled" Confronts Icky Adolescence Head-On

Hitchcock Would've Admired Denis Villeneuve's Creepy Puzzler "Enemy," Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

This Weekend, See Mindbender "A Field in England" in Theaters, Watch "Enemy" on DirecTV

Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" Is Delightful, Delicious and Delovely

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Reviews, News, Box Office, Box Office Top Ten, Interviews

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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.