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Best of the Week: TOH! Top Tens, State of the Oscar Race, Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Ballot and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 14, 2013 at 1:13PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Anne Thompson's Updated Oscar Predictions

Awards Roundup: Detroit and San Diego Love "Her," African-American Critics Award "12 Years a Slave," Israel Goes for "Gravity" and More UPDATED

Crafts Roundup: Handicapping the VFX Oscar Race

Oscar Talk: Thompson and Tapley Reveal Their Top Ten Films of 2013

SAG Awards Nominees: Winners and Losers, Surprises and Snubs

Where Is the Oscar Race After SAG and Golden Globes Nominations?

Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Llewyn Davis" Tastes Major Success in Limited Opening

Top Ten Box Office: "Frozen" and "Catching Fire" Lead Limping Pack; "Inside Llewyn Davis" Starts Off Huge

Features:

CINE-LIST: Five Great Collaborations Between Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann

For Your Streaming Consideration: Eight Scene-Stealing and Overlooked Female Performances from 2013

Ted Hope Has 15 Predictions for the Future of Indie Film Over the Next 18 Months

TOH! Top Tens of 2013

Festivals:

Sundance 2014: Buzzy Premieres Lean Toward Comedy, Documentary All-Stars Unveiled, Redford Books Failure Workshop

Interviews:

Craft Talking "Saving Mr. Banks": Bridging 1961 Los Angeles with 1906 Australia through Cinematography, Production Design and Costumes

"Inside Llewyn Davis" Secrets and a New Coens Movie Revealed: Q & A (VIDEO)

"The Past" Director Asghar Farhadi Says Illusion That Audiences Don't Like Complication Is Hurting American Cinema

Steve James Promises Surprises in Roger Ebert Documentary "Life Itself," Set to Premiere (and Livestream) at Sundance 2014 (EXCLUSIVE)

Weta's Joe Letteri Talks Animating the Smaug Dragon for "The Hobbit"

News:

Ten Best Lists: Variety Critics Name Faves, Slant's Top 25 Countdown, Almodovar's Top 12 and More UPDATED

Things I Learned at the "Saving Mr. Banks" Premiere; Hanks, Thompson, Sherman & More Talk Disney, Travers and "Mary Poppins"

Reviews:

In David O. Russell's "American Hustle," It's All About the Women

This Weekend: See Oscar Contenders "American Hustle," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Hobbit," Plus New Films by Errol Morris and Tyler Perry

Television:

TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: LA Noir Crime Drama "Mob City" Casts a Spell

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Thompson on Hollywood

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.