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Weekend Preview: There's More Than 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Including Must-See Doc 'Queen of Versailles'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 19, 2012 at 3:45PM

Believe it or not, there's more than just the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy arriving in theaters this weekend. If you're not interested in (or, more likely, can't get tickets to) "The Dark Knight Rises," instead consider two great docs...

This article is related to: Box Office, Box Office, Features, Reviews, The Well-Digger's Daughter, The Dark Knight Rises, Shut Up and Play the Hits, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, The Queen of Versailles

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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.