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Weekly Wrap: Cannes Reviews, Oscar Talk is Back, Trailer Watch, and Industry News

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 2, 2012 at 8:17PM

Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right. We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not. Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy.
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"Cosmopolis"
"Cosmopolis"

Weekend Preview - it's slim pickings ahead but we steer you right.  We give "Snow White and the Huntsman" a review and review round-up: it wants to everything it's not.  Our review and review round-up for Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in case you're planning ahead, this one promises stunning eye candy.

Oscar Talk is Back!  Special Cannes Edition, reconvening with Kris Tapley and Guy Lodge.  We update our Oscars Predictions 2013 Chart for post-Cannes.

Cannes:
The fest closes with winners and losers and we ask which stars came out ahead and who should have stayed home?   Our interview with director Ben Wheatley, director of "Kill List," talks breakout "Sightseers."  Sony Picture Classics sets Dec. 19 date for Cannes Winner "Amour" - signalling the chase to the Oscars.  "Mud" review round-up, our review of "Cosmopolis," Leos Carax's "Holy Motors" is bonkers, "Killing Them Softly" has bold style; and our take on the best dressed list Best Actor Winner Mad Mikkelsen talks Vinterberg's "The Hunt," "Move On" and playing a psycho husband.

More Festival News: Looking ahead to which Fall films will land at Venice?  Los Angeles Film Fest announces panels and conversations, keynote speaker Chris McGurk.  We have an exclusive trailer from SXSW hit, Amy Seimetz's "Sun Don't Shine."

Another exclusive clip from indie tragedy "In the Family," by rookie director Patrick Wang.

Columns This Week: Immersed in Movies: VFX vet Dean Wright talks director Mexico period drama "For Greater Glory".  Now and Then: Tilda Swinton's Big Crack-Up.  Career Watch: Will Smith, Still on His Throne?

More TOH! Below:

BOX OFFICE

Arthouse Audit: Massive Opening for "Moonrise Kingdom" Shows that Festivals Matter (UPDATED 4 DAY FIGURES)

Weekend Box Office: "Men in Black 3" Dethrones 'Avengers," Scores Soft $70 Million, Top Ten Chart

AWARDS

Academy Picks Uber-Architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to Design Museum of Motion Pictures

IN THE WORKS

Plot Secrets from the Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' Revealed

Casting Watch: Who's Up For Finnick Odair in "Catching Fire"? Only One is Right

First Look: Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling are Back and Battered in "Only God Forgives"

INDUSTRY NEWS

Kathleen Kennedy Joins Lucasfilm as Co-Chair, In Line to Take Over When George Lucas Moves On

Robert Iger Picks Ex-Warners Chief Alan Horn to Run Disney Studio; Sharp, Safe, Choice

DreamWorks Pares Exec Ranks, Makes Sourian Producer, Bario Single Production Chief

TRAILER WATCH

Trailer Watch: 'Bourne Legacy' Plot Thickens with Renner as Aaron Cross

Trailer Watch: Anne Hathaway Sings Us Through the First Trailer of Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables"

REVIEW

"Mad Men" Episode 11 Review and Recap: "The Other Woman," Something Beautiful You Can Cruelly Own

 

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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.