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Best of the Week: Toronto, Venice & Telluride Fest Coverage, Plus Box Office, Awards & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood September 7, 2012 at 4:58PM

This week on TOH, we're in major festival mode with coverage and reviews out of Toronto, Venice and Telluride, we look at the weekend's theatrical offerings, analyze last weekend's box office and more!
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"To The Wonder."
"To The Wonder."

This week on TOH, we're in major festival mode with coverage and reviews out of Toronto, Venice and Telluride, we look at the weekend's theatrical offerings, analyze last weekend's box office and more!

Festivals:

TIFF Review: Opening Nighter "Looper" Delivers Sci-Fi Thrills -- and Depth

TIFF Brody Day One: "No," "Anna Karenina," "Kinshasa Kids," "On the Road," & Reitman's "American Beauty"

Brody's Final Telluride 2012 Diary: You Can't See Everything

Venice: Polley's "Stories We Tell" Is Revealing and Affecting

Venice Review: Malick Stumbles with "To the Wonder"

Venice Review: Anderson's "The Master" Impresses and Befuddles; Phoenix and Hoffman Both Outstanding

"Anna Karenina" Early Review: Visually Splendid, Audacious, Swoony Epic Romance Heads for Oscars

Telluride Review: Ben Affleck's "Argo" Is True Tehran Rescue Thriller, Hollywood Parody and Likely Oscar Contender

Box Office:

"Sleepwalk with Me" Is a Hit, Three Sundance Entries Struggle to Find Audiences

Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by "The Possession" and "Lawless," Disaster "Oogieloves" Brings Up Rear UPDATE

Features:

Immersed in Movies: Revisiting "The Avengers" and Handicapping the VFX Oscar Race

News:

Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" and Navy SEAL Tell-All "No Easy Day"

New Yorker on the Arduous Making of the Wachowskis' "Cloud Atlas"

Spielberg's "Lincoln" Trailer Gets Epic Premiere

Reviews:

Weekend Preview: Crowded Indie Box Office, from "For Ellen" to "Detropia"

Now and Then: The Evacuee's Guide to Movies

This article is related to: TOH: Best of the Week, Festivals, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, 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.