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WEEKLY WRAP: Oscar Talk, Box Office, Gender Watch, AFM, Harry Potter, Cleopatra & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 19, 2011 at 1:11PM

Revisit the best stories of the week from Thompson on Hollywood!
Weekly Wrap nov18

Revisit the best stories of the week from Thompson on Hollywood!


Oscar Talk: Streep vs. Davis, Prosthetic vs. Digital Makeup, Performance Capture vs. Animation, Close vs. McTeer

Oscar Watch: Which Indie Outsiders Have a Shot at Best Actress?; Janet McTeer Talks Gender-Bending Albert Nobbs and Glenn Close; Glenn Close Talks Albert Nobbs.

Exclusive Featurette: A Look Inside the Cult of Martha Marcy May Marlene; Olsen and Durkin Vie for Oscar Slots.

Straights Who Play Gay and Die Painful Death Win the Oscar.

Cannes Actress Winner Dunst Forgives "Melancholia" Director Von Trier, Heads for Red Light Winter with Ruffalo.

Inside the Academy's Governors Awards, from Oprah and Darth Vader to J.J. Abrams and Scads of Oscar Contenders.


WEEKEND PREVIEW: Oscar Front-runner The Descendants; Twilight, Tyrannosaur, Tomboy & More; Bill Condon Talks Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Stewart and Pattinson Grow Up, 2-D vs. 3-D. "The Iron Lady" Review: No Thatcher Hatchet Job, Streep Splendid.

TRAILER WATCH: Pixar's Brave Stars Athletic Feminist Princess.



Immersed in Movies: George Miller Talks Penguins and Krill from Happy Feet Two.

Gender Watch: The Telling Ignorance of THR's Directors Roundtable.

Learning from the American Film Market: Haves vs. Have Nots.

Now and Then: Growing Up is Hard to Do: How Harry Potter Won a Generation of Fans.

AFI FEST: Mumblecore Maestro Swanberg Tips Exit.



BBC Hires "Harry Potter" Director David Yates to Develop Doctor Who Film Franchise.

Will Roth & Fincher Deliver Jolie's Cleopatra?

Casting Watch: Jolie Gets Agent to Go Indie, U.N.C.L.E. Eyes Tatum, Beatty Picks Felicity Jones.

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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.