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Best of the Week: Oscars & Sundance Collide, 'Whiplash,' Lessons from the Awards Circuit & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood January 18, 2014 at 9:20PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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Robert Redford at Sundance
Sundance Institute Robert Redford at Sundance

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

2014 Oscar Nominations Led by "American Hustle" and "Gravity" (LIVE STREAM)

Crafts Roundup: Assessing the Craft Nominations and the "Gravity" Factor

Golden Globes Offer the Expected and Unexpected: Who Gets a Boost Heading for Oscars?

Oscar Nominated "Dirty Wars" Glimpses Into Shadow World of U.S. Counterterrorism Via Tenacious Reporter

Rithy Panh Talks Oscar Nominated 'The Missing Picture': Using Clay Figures to Tell Story of Living Under the Khmer Rouge (CLIP)

Things I Learned on the Awards Party Circuit, from AFI, BAFTA and Spirits to Paramount, CBS and the Globes

What Did We Learn from the Critics' Choice Awards 2014?

Box Office:

2013 Box Office Scorecard: Hits, Flops and Studio Summaries (CHARTS)

Anatomy of a Release: Roadside Attractions Redford Starrer "All Is Lost"

Box Office Prospects for the Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

'Ride Along' Huge as Audiences Move On from Oscars

Features:

Stream These: 10 Classic Best Picture Losers That Deserved Better

Festivals:

CINE-LIST's Ten Most Anticipated Films at Sundance 2014

Miles Teller Gets Bloody for Sundance Hit "Whiplash," Turns Nasty in "Divergent" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Oscars and Sundance Collide, from Redford's Diss to 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz (PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO)

Sundance Review: 'Dinosaur 13' Moves and Provokes, Sells to Lionsgate and CNN

"Whiplash" Lands at Sony Pictures Classics: Sundance Breaking News

Interviews: 

"American Hustle" Oscar Nominee Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard

Cinematographer Le Sourd Talks Anatomy of "The Grandmaster" Train Fight

Famed Cinematographer Roger Deakins Talks Coens, Storytelling, "Prisoners"

Kenneth Branagh on Why Chris Pine Was the Guy to Reboot Jack Ryan

Oscar Nominated Papamichael Talks Making "Nebraska" in Black-and-White (VIDEO)

News:

Was Jennifer Lawrence Too Young to Play Rosalyn in "American Hustle"?

Reviews:

Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Like Father, Like Son" Is a Thing of Quiet Beauty

Sundance Review: "Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart" an Incisive Look at When TV Killed the Justice System

This Weekend, Jack Ryan Returns, See Indies "G.B.F." and "Like Father, Like Son"

Television:

Showtime Splashes Down at TV Critics Panel with Climate Change Doc; Star-Studded New Shows Unveiled

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Skip "Helix," Watch "Sherlock," "Girls" Nudity Debate & More "True Detective"

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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.