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Best of the Week: Ted Sarandos Attacks Industry Status Quo, Lou Reed Tributes, Paul Dano Nuts Up and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 2, 2013 at 4:05PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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Ted Sarandos at Film Independent Forum
Ted Sarandos at Film Independent Forum

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Shifting Oscar Lineup: Who Comes Out Ahead? UPDATED

Anne Thompson's Latest Oscar Predictions UPDATED

Box Office:

This Weekend: Plenty to Choose From with "Dallas Buyers Club," "Broken Circle Breakdown," "Ender's Game" and "About Time"

"Blue Is the Warmest Color" Overcomes Length, Rating to Score Top Subtitled Opening of 2013

Ted Sarandos Attacks Studios and Theaters for Stifling Innovation in Film Independent Forum Keynote Speech (VIDEO)

Features:

How to Fund a Documentary: Eight Takeaways from the Film Independent Forum

Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of "Frozen"

Your Week in Streaming: This Halloween, 10 Horror Movies to Scar You for Life

Festivals:

Why Does the World Need Another Film Festival?

Interviews:

The Musician Who Helped Oscar Isaac's Guitar-Picking in the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Paul Dano on Nailing Nasty Roles in "12 Years a Slave" and "Prisoners": "You Nut Up"

News:

"Fifty Shades of Grey," Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, Pushes Back Production Until December UPDATED

Lou Reed on Lou Reed During Filming of "Get Crazy," on Charlie Rose, American Masters, Arcade Fire Tribute (VIDEO)

Read Woody Allen's Open Letter to Hollywood in Support of Casting Directors

Reviews:

Antonioni's Stark Portrait of Haute-Bourgeois Boredom and Betrayal "La Notte" Lives Again on Criterion Blu-Ray

Critics Get Behind Controversial Polish Drama "Aftermath"

Review: "Last Vegas" Is Hellish Vision

Sundance Doc "Citizen Koch" Reappears, Tweaked and Funded

Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Williams Wright and Bingham Revitalize "Boardwalk Empire" Season Four

Video:

Matthew McConaughey Talks "Behaving, Not Acting" in "Dallas Buyers Club" UPDATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Watch Richard Curtis Talk "About Time," Bridget Jones Sequel, "Love Actually," Mr. Bean and Pulling Back from Directing (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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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.