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Best of the Week: Notes on an '$11 Billion Year,' Ten Great Summer Indies, Trouble for 'Grace of Monaco' & More

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'Grace of Monaco'
'Grace of Monaco'

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Tony Nominations Snub Hollywood, Cut Swath in Open Year

Weinstein Release Calendar Reveals Awards Itinerary, But Don't Place Any Bets Just Yet

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Locke" Breaks Out, CBS Films Takes VOD Route for Diaz-starrer "Gambit," Written by Coens

"Ida"
"Ida"

Top Ten: "Other Woman" Unseats "Captain America" in Top Spot Ahead of Upcoming Male-Centric Tentpoles

Features:

Career Watch: Cameron Diaz Is Back as "The Other Woman," But What's Her Next Best Move?

Tired of Tentpoles? Here Are Ten Great Indies to Catch This Summer

Festivals:

Alice Waters Throws Chez Panisse Feast for Sauper's SFIFF Film "We Come as Friends"

San Francisco International Film Festival Opens with "Two Faces of January"

Interviews:

Dane DeHaan
Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan Talks "Amazing Spider-Man 2," Meteoric Career

"Decoding Annie Parker" Is True Best Cancer Quest

How Does "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Composer Hans Zimmer Do It? Hack or Genius? (VIDEO)

How "The German Doctor" Director Lucia Puenzo Found a Film in the Pages of Her Own Novel About Josef Mengele

Kevin Spacey Q&A: "House of Cards" Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, Focus of Self-Released Doc

Sony Imageworks Gets Electrified Over Cutting-Edge "Amazing Spider-Man 2" VFX

News:

Bryan Singer Case Continues to Shake Out

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

Cannes Opener "Grace of Monaco," Starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, May Seek New Stateside Distributor

Director Gareth Edwards Talks "Godzilla," a Monster Movie for Our Times

I Answer Questions About My New Book "The $11 Billion Year," Participate in San Francisco Film Festival Forum

New Focus. Not the Same as Old Focus.

Quentin Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" Lawsuit Against Gawker Is Back On

"Star Wars" Cast Revealed on Facebook, Arndt and Lucas Not Mentioned

Reviews:

COLCOA: Isabelle Huppert Is All Strength in "Abuse of Weakness"

Video:

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Talk Their Long Partnership, Upcoming Comedy "Neighbors"

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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.