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Best of the Week: Gosling & Dolan Rouse Cannes, Early Oscar Contenders Unveiled, 'X-Men' Secrets & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood May 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"
Roadside Attractions Xavier Dolan's "Mommy"

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "The Immigrant" and "Chinese Puzzle" Lead Specialty Box Office

Top Ten: "Godzilla" Destroys Box Office, but What About "Million Dollar Arm"?

Cannes:

TOH!'s Cannes Film Festival Bible

'How to Train Your Dragon 2'
'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

At Cannes, Filmmakers Break Out of the Box at Their Peril: Ask Ryan Gosling

Cannes Oscar Watch: DreamWorks' "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Flies to Front of Animation

Cannes Panel: Studios Fight Piracy While Indies Embrace Digital Future

"Foxcatcher" Tells Riveting Murder Tale as Award Season Beckons

Gerard Depardieu Is Well-Cast in Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York"

Is Palme d'Or Contender "Mommy" Xavier Dolan's Dearest Yet?

Marion Cotillard Delivers for the Dardennes in "Two Days, One Night"

Review: Binoche, Stewart and Moretz Charge Up "Clouds of Sils Maria"

Review: "Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democray," a Winning Picture of Political Caricaturists 

Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in 'Foxcatcher.'
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in 'Foxcatcher.'

Review: "Jimmy's Hall" a Fitting Swansong but Ken Loach Isn't Done Yet

STD Horror Tale "It Follows" Seeks Distribution

Un Certain Regard Prizes Unveiled at Cannes

Young Filmmakers Make Bold Moves in the Cinefondation Competition, Silverstein's "Skunk" Wins First Place

Features:

An Artist Reveals Her Many Inner Lives in "The Gun, The Cake And The Butterfly"

Why the Movie Studios Wear Blinders on Piracy and the Digital Future

Interviews:

Director Fred Schepisi Talks "Words and Pictures" as Counter-Programming

Gordon Willis and Woody Allen
Gordon Willis and Woody Allen

"Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia" Shows the Literary Lion's Intimate Side

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

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" Editor and Composer John Ottman Talks Multitasking, and Building a Marvel Epic

Obit:

RIP Gordon Willis, Master of Cinematic Chiaroscuro (CLIPS)

Reviews:

Not Feeling "X-Men" This Weekend? Here Are Four Acclaimed Indie Alternatives

Ryan Gosling's "Crapocalyptic" Directorial Debut "Lost River" Sends Cannes Up in Flames

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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.