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Best of the Week: Top 15 Noir Classics, Jason Bateman's "Bad" Self, Smart Horror 'Cheap Thrills' & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood March 22, 2014 at 10:30AM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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The top stories of the week from TOH!

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Bad Words," "Enemy" and "Le Week-End" Best of Modest Openers

Top Ten: DreamWorks Scores Hit & Miss, "Veronica Mars" Scores Day-and-Date Landmark, "Grand Budapest" Soars

Features:

Career Watch: Jason Bateman Gets Down with His "Bad" Self

TOH! Picks Top 15 Classic Noir Films (CLIPS)

Festivals:

Exclusive: Riviera Maya Film Festival Director Paula Chaurand Talks Why the Fest Matters to Mexico, and the World

REVIEW: Why "Unicorns" Fest Discovery Leah Meyerhoff Is One to Watch

San Francisco CAAMFEST 2014 Highs and Lows, from Food Porn to Mock Docs and More

Interviews:

Is "Cheap Thrills" a Horror Movie? Director E.L. Katz Isn't Sure, Talks Viscera-Splattered Gore, Tonal Mutants

LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

Neil Burger Talks Being a "Divergent" Director

News:

What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? Oscar Winner On Board to Translate Hadza Doc

Why Gosling Should Take that Busby Berkeley Biopic (CLIPS)

Why Roadside Attractions Is the Right Distributor to Handle Justin Simien's College Satire "Dear White People"

Reviews:

Caper Flick "Rob the Mob" Is the Best Time You'll Have at the Movies So Far This Year

Does "Divergent" Have Legs?

Eliza Hittman's "It Felt Like Love"

Jam-Packed Movie Weekend Means Lots to See, But Should You Skip "Divergent"?

Pat Healy Ain't Messin' Around in Smart and Stomach-Turning "Cheap Thrills"

Where Will You Be Watching "Nymphomaniac" This Weekend?

This article is related to: Box Office, Reviews, News, Awards, Interviews, Video, Festivals, Features, Lupita Nyong'o, The $11 Billion Year, Cheap Thrills, Unicorns, CAAMFEST, The Grand Budapest Hotel


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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.