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Best of the Week: Sundance Wrap & Top 10 Lists, Producers Guild Tie Shakes Up Oscar Race & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood January 25, 2014 at 3:22PM

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Charlotte Gainsbourg in 'Nymphomaniac'
Charlotte Gainsbourg in 'Nymphomaniac'

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Does the Academy Need a Visual Imaging Category?

"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" at PGA Awards (WINNERS LIST)

Oscar Talk: Nominations and Predictions

Box Office:

Friday Box Office: "Ride Along" & "Lone Survivor" Trump Sole New Wide Release "I, Frankenstein"

Festivals:

College Satire "Dear White People" Challenges Audiences at Sundance

"Life Itself" Director Steve James Gets Up Close with Roger Ebert at the End of His Life (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Meet the Man Behind the Sundance Film Festival's Valued Partner, the Sloan Foundation

Sundance 2014 Wrap: Discoveries, Disappointments, Breakouts & Awards Contenders (TOP TEN LISTS)

Sundance Expands Gender Parity Initiative, Documentaries are Friendlier to Women

Sundance Feeds Hungry Egos -- Some Deserving, Many Not

Sundance Interview: Elijah Wood & SpectreVision Team Talk "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" & Lionsgate Pick-Up "Cooties" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Sundance Up Close: Lucy Walker's Powerful Short Doc "The Lion's Mouth Opens"

Interviews:

Talking the Oscar-Nominated Costume Design of "The Invisible Woman"

Talking the Oscar-Nominated Sound Editing and Mixing of "Lone Survivor"

News:

Sundance Deal Tally: As Sony Takes Fest Fave "Love Is Strange," Who's Bought What?

Reviews:

Oscar-Nominated "The Great Beauty" Wonderfully Serves Up the Sublime and Grotesque in Equal Measure

Run, Don't Walk, to "Gloria" & "Stranger by the Lake" in Theaters This Weekend

Why Alain Guiraudie's Sexy, Scary "Stranger by the Lake" Is Essential Queer Cinema

Sundance Review: Iranian Vampire Noir "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"

Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg Keeps Maturing with Strong Family Comedy "Happy Christmas"

Sundance Review: Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" Volume 1

Sundance Review: "Obvious Child" Succeeds Admirably as an Abortion Rom-Com

Sundance Review: "White Bird in a Blizzard," Starring Shailene Woodley, an Impressive if Flawed Suburban Tragedy

Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Our Hopes Are "Justified"

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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.