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Best of the Week: Cannes Yields a Masterpiece, Weinstein Slate Lacks Oscar Wattage, Top 16 Hawks Films & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood May 17, 2014 at 10:00AM

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'Mr. Turner'
'Mr. Turner'

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: Two Comedies Score as "Chef" Beats Out "Fading Gigolo," "Palo Alto" Shows Promise

Top Ten: "Neighbors" Pushes "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Out of Top Slot

Nicole Kidman in 'Grace of Monaco'
Nicole Kidman in 'Grace of Monaco'

Cannes:

A24 Will Release Egoyan's Cannes Competition Kidnap Thriller "The Captive"; Press Reaction Is Mixed

Cannes Opening Night: "Grace of Monaco" Arrives

Cannes: Weinstein Co. Unveils a Slate of Singles and Doubles; No Oscar Contenders In Sight

Gilles Jacob: Author, Raconteur, Lover of Cinema and Outgoing Cannes President

Megan Ellison Heads for Cannes with "Foxcatcher," Rebrands Her Foreign Sales Arm

Sony Pictures Classics' Secrets: "Mr. Turner" Opens Competition, First of Five Cannes Entries

Ten Promising Projects to Watch for at the Cannes Market This Year

Terrence Malick's "Voyage of Time" Heads to Cannes -- It's His "Most Ambitious Film to Date"

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in 'Neighbors'
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne in 'Neighbors'

Things I Learned at Cannes Part One, from Campion's Feminism to Leigh's Stunning "Mr. Turner"

Features:

Is Rose Byrne of "Neighbors" Comedy's New Secret Weapon?

Interviews:

Director Gareth Edwards Returns to the Nuclear DNA of "Godzilla"

How Did Michael C. Hall Go From Evil "Dexter" to Ill-Fated Everyman in Mickle's "Cold in July"?

News:

Cassavetes, Almodovar and Cuaron Top Criterion's Heavenly Late-Summer Lineup

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Howard Hawks' 'Bringing Up Baby'
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Howard Hawks' 'Bringing Up Baby'

New "Twin Peaks" Box Set Promises "The Entire Mystery," with 90 Minutes of Deleted "Fire Walk with Me" Footage

RIP H.R. Giger, Who Gave Us the Oscar-Winning Xenomorph in "Alien" and Other Fantastically Macabre Art

Reviews:

This Weekend, Head to "Godzilla" and, At Last, "The Immigrant"

TOH! Picks 16 Must-See Films by Howard Hawks

Television:

Is "The Americans" Season Two Ignoring a Crucial Religious Question?

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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.