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Best of the Week: Ten Steps to a Best Picture Oscar, How to Stream the Year's Best Films, Talent Lost in 2013 & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 28, 2013 at 12:48PM

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From "The Wes Anderson Collection" by Matt Zoller Seitz

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Anne Thompson's Updated Oscar Predictions

Santa Barbara Film Fest and Film Society of Lincoln Center to Host First-Ever 'Before' Triple Features

Ten Steps to a Best Picture Oscar Nomination, from "Quota Vote" to "Surplus Reallocation"

Uganda News Puts Focus on Oscar Contender "God Loves Uganda"

Box Office:

Box Office Prospects for the Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist

Top Ten: Pre-Holiday Weekend Brings Two Joyful Sequels

Top 13: Holiday Business Spreads the Wealth, Led by "Hobbit" and "Wolf of Wall Street," "47 Ronin" Flops (CHART)

Features:

Crafts Roundup: Editors Talk About the Journeys of Survival and Reinvention

The Last Word on Film: TOH! Remembers the Writers the Film Community Lost in 2013

TOH!'s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Cinephiles

TOH! Remembers the Leading Ladies the Film Community Lost in 2013

TOH! Remembers the Leading Men the Film Community Lost in 2013

TOH! Remembers Talent the Film Community Lost in 2013 (PART 1)

Where to Stream Ten of the Year's Best Films

Interviews:

Ben Stiller Talks "Walter Mitty," Gets Vulnerable, Puts Audiences First, Critics Last

Craft Talking "12 Years a Slave": The Contrast of Horror and Beauty

The Designer Behind the Wild "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Costumes: Trish Summerville

Geoffrey Rush Escapes from Scene-Chewing Roles with "Book Thief": "How do I avoid cliches?"

"Her" Designers Barrett and Storm Talk Creating Warm, Retro Look

Peter Berg Fought to Keep Brutal War Survival Thriller "Lone Survivor" Real: Will Anyone See It?

News:

Marilyn Monroe Publicist Julian Myers Has Died at 95

TOH!'s Top Longreads of the Year (Exclusive Interviews, Rankings, Top Tens and More)

Reviews:

Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" Is a Suspenseful Romantic Heart-Tugger

Review and Roundup: "August: Osage County," Starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts

What to See and What to Skip in Theaters Over the Long Holiday Weekend

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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.