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Best of the Week: Top 10 Films of 2014 So Far, LA Film Festival, This Year's Movie Musicals & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 21, 2014 at 1:30PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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"Jersey Boys."
"Jersey Boys."

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

As Fall Fests Loom, Distributors Must Choose Between Telluride and Toronto

SCREEN TALK EPISODE 2: "Boyhood," "Jersey Boys," Telluride vs. Toronto Clash & More

Features:

Handicapping this Year's Movie Musicals, from "Jersey Boys" to "Annie" to "Into the Woods"

TOH! Writers Pick the 10 Best Films of 2014 So Far

Festivals:

Debra Granik Goes Rogue with First Doc "Stray Dog" (LAFF World Premiere)

Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners Led by "Man from Reno," "Stray Dog"; FULL LIST

Los Angeles Film Festival: Sundance-Winning College Satire "Dear White People" Challenges Audiences (INTERVIEW)

Interviews:

How "Coherence" Director James Ward Byrkit Made a Mini Sci-Fi Marvel in Five Days with No Script & No Budget

How "Think Like A Man Too" Sensation Kevin Hart Went from Struggling Comic to CEO of His Own Brand

News:

Preview: Pixar's "Inside Out"

Reviews:

How Hawks' 1948 Classic "Red River" Drew a New Map for the Western

James Ward Byrkit's Bracingly Original Sci-Fi "Coherence" Will Mess with Your Brain

What to See or Skip This Weekend, From Must-See Indie Sci-Fi "Coherence" to Eastwood's Musical "Jersey Boys"

Tech:

Mid-Year VFX Report: "Godzilla" and Marvel Rule

Video: 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jenny Slate Talks Sex and Standup in Her Breakout "Obvious Child"

WATCH: Video Interview with "Land Ho! Co-Stars Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson, the Unlikely Hits of Sundance

Why Sebastian Junger Made and Self-Release "Restrepo" Sequel "Korengal," New HBO Doc (VIDEO)

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Thompson on Hollywood

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.