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Best of the Week: Cannes Bodes Oscar Buzz, LA Film Fest Lineup, Gillespie Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' & More

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

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco"
Nicole Kidman in 'Grace of Monaco'

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

'Grand Budapest Hotel'
'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Can Fox Searchlight Turn "The Grand Budapest Hotel" into a Serious Oscar Contender?

Things I Learned at the San Francisco Film Festival Awards, from Lasseter to Linklater

What Were Your Favorite Movie Trailers of the Last Year?

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Ida" and "Belle" Both Post Strong Openings, "The Lunchbox" Passes $3 Million

Top Ten: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Clears the Field, But Sets No Records

Features:

"Jersey Boys."
"Jersey Boys."

Does Spidey's Andrew Garfield Have the Right Star Stuff?

Festivals:

LA Film Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup, Includes Eastwood's "Jersey Boys," "Dear White People," "Two Faces of January" and More

Weinsteins at Cannes: Still Resolving "Grace of Monaco," and a New Five-Year Partnership

Interviews:

Director Craig Gillespie Talks "Million Dollar Arm" and Doing the Dramedy Dance

Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" Takes the Festival Tour (VIDEO)

News:

A.O. Scott
A.O. Scott

Fandor Now Categorizing Its Films Using the Bechdel Test -- and They Want Your Help

"Far From the Madding Crowd" to Open from Fox Searchlight Next May

NYT Critics Dargis and Scott Weigh in on Everything That Rankles Them About the Film Industry

Shailene Woodley Says She's Not a Feminist Because "You Need Balance"

Where Will George Lucas Build His Museum?

Reviews:

Five Films to See, or Not-to-See, This Weekend, from "Neighbors" to "The Double"

Jon Favreau's "Chef," Hitting Theaters This Weekend, Is Scruffy Indie Crowdpleaser

Pick Hit: Raunchy R-Rated Comedy "Neighbors," Starring Rogen, Byrne & Efron, that Even Critics Love (RED BAND TRAILER)

Richard Ayoade's "The Double" Is All Style But Oh What a Style It Is

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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.