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Best of the Week: Must-See Best Actress Underdogs, Critics' Awards, Sundance Previews & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 7, 2013 at 1:19PM

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

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Anne Thompson's Updated Oscar Predictions 

The Documentary Oscar Shortlist Has Landed

New York Film Critics Circle 2013 Winners

Open Up the Best Actress Oscar Race: Five Locks and Eight Must-See Performances

Ten Visual Effects Movies Made It to Oscar Shortlist, More Got Robbed

Box Office:

"Mandela" Opens Strong with Weak Reviews, Spike Lee's "Old Boy" Collapses, "12 Years a Slave" Passes "Blue Jasmine as Year's Best Indie Performer

Top Ten: "Catching Fire" and "Frozen" Gobble Up the Holiday Weekend Box Office

Features:

CINE-LIST: Six Great Films About Down and Out Artists

Crafts Roundup: The Year of Immersive Sound in Survival Films

Stream This: Five Films Critics and Audiences Should Pay Attention to This Awards Season

Festivals

New York Film Critics Winner Redford Candidly Talks Career and Stunning "All Is Lost" (UPDATE)

Preview: Seven Documentary Tropes at Sundance 2014

Sundance Fest Programmers Talk US & World Competition & NEXT Section Trends

Interviews:

How Indies "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Out of the Furnace" Got Made: Relativity's Brenner Talks Bale, McConaughey and Leto

Matthew McConaughey Talks "Behaving, Not Acting" in "Dallas Buyers Club" UPDATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

New York Film Critics' Cinematography Winner Delbonnel Goes "Inside Llewyn Davis"

RIP Paul Walker, Who Was Two Weeks Away from Sharing with Audiences the Finest Performance of His Career

News:

Ten Best Lists: Indiewire Names "12 Years a Slave," "The Act of Killing," "Gloria" and More in Top 10 of 2013

Reviews:

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" a Thrilling Middle Episode of Middle-Earth (REVIEW AND ROUNDUP)

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

Robert Altman's "Nashville": The First Modern TV Musical

This Weekend, Head to "Out of the Furnace" and "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Television:

IS TV THE NEW CINEMA? From "Scandal" to "House of Cards," Pundits Continue the Debate

Video:

Brie Larson Wins Best Actress Gotham Award; Needs Support for "Short Term 12" Best Actress Campaign (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Thomas Vinterberg Directs Mads Mikkelsen in Danish Oscar Entry "The Hunt" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Features, Festivals, Interviews, Interviews, Interviews, Reviews, Television, News, New York Film Critics Circle, Box Office


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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.