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Best of the Week: Oscar Talk Is Back, Interviews with Derek Cianfrance and Keri Russell, Disney's Mini Comic-Con and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 17, 2013 at 6:06PM

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John Hamm and Larry David in "Clear History"
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Awards:

Oscar Talk Season Five Episode One: "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Box Office:

2013 Summer Box Office On Track to Be Best Ever, Even Amid Flops and Forewarned Implosion

Universal Clocks Biggest Year Ever at International Box Office

Features:

"Chennai Express" Breaks Bollywood Opening Weekend Box Office Record, Why World's Biggest Movie Star is Shah Rukh Khan

Festivals:

Immersed in Movies: Disney's Mini Comic-Con D23 Showcases Marvel, "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and Oscar Contenders "Frozen" and "Saving Mr. Banks," But No "Star Wars"

Telluride to Celebrate Historic Sheridan Opera House's 100th Anniversary with "A Night at the Movies: 1913"

Toronto Announces 75 New Titles, Includes Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," Durkin's "Southcliffe," Gibney's "Armstrong Lie" and More

Interviews:

Director Zachary Heinzerling Talks the Troubled Marriage of Two Artists in His New Doc "Cutie and the Boxer"

Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Galvin Talks Recreating the White House in New Orleans for "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Keri Russell on Jane Austen, Russian Spies and Why She Can't Be Wonder Woman

Q & A: Director Cianfrance Talks "The Place Beyond the Pines," Gosling and Cooper, Long Takes and "Psycho"

News:

For Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," Weinstein Plans Subtitled Wide Release, Oscar Campaign

Joel Edgerton Joins Bible Film Trend in Ridley Scott's "Exodus," What Are Your Favorite Biblical Epics? (POLL)

Sony Pictures Classics Takes Over Release of Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher"

Television:

"Breaking Bad" Premiere Review and Roundup: "Blood Money" Kicks Off Fast-Paced Countdown to the End, Breaks Show Ratings Record

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Next Time, Larry David Should Play the Cop

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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.