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Best of the Week: Election, AFI Fest Interviews and Reviews, Britannia Awards, Casting News & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 9, 2012 at 8:36PM

This week on TOH!, we kept coverage coming on AFI Fest, jumped into awards season with Best Actress speculations and the Britannias, look at this weekend's large and small cinematic offerings, and much more!
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Ewan McGregor in "The Impossible"
Ewan McGregor in "The Impossible"

This week on TOH!, we kept coverage coming on AFI Fest, jumped into awards season with Best Actress speculations and the Britannias, look at this weekend's large and small cinematic offerings, and much more! 

Interviews:

EXCLUSIVE CLIP & Interview with "Starlet" Director Sean Baker on Keeping it Vérité With Dree Hemingway

Mendes Talks Bond Resurrection in "Skyfall"

Oscar Watch: Spanish Sleeper "The Impossible," McGregor Talks True Survival Saga

Cotillard and Schoenaerts Talk the Mystery of Audiard's "Rust and Bone" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Festivals & Reviews:

AFI Mid-Fest Report: On the Red Carpet with "On the Road" & "Silver Linings"; "The Hunt," "Hitchcock," "Our Children" & "War Witch" Reviews

Weekend Preview: Go Big with "Skyfall" & "Lincoln," but "Starlet" is Indie Must-See

AFI FEST Review: In Tavianis' Dreamy, Meta Docudrama "Caesar Must Die," All the Prison's a Stage

AFI FEST Review: "Kon-Tiki" is Enjoyable, Supersized High-Seas Fare

AFI FEST Review: "Our Children" Is Strong, Distressing Portrait of a Woman on the Verge of a Murderous Breakdown

Now and Then: "Your Sister's Sister," Lost in the Oscar Shuffle

Awards:

Best Actress Race is Wide Open: Oscar Perennials vs. Newbies

Britannias 2012: Oscar Pushes for "Skyfall," "Lincoln" & "Django Unchained"; Day-Lewis Accepts Award Next to Empty Chair

TOH vs. EW Oscar Picks

News:

Casting Watch: Wiig and Hader Will Be "The Skeleton Twins" in Duplass-Produced Comedy

"Hobbit" to Play in 48 FPS on 450 Screens -- For Starters

"The Hour" Star Romola Garai Strikes Out at Hollywood's Weight Obsession

In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New "Star Wars" Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

Microbudget "Saving Lincoln" Introduces Virtual 3-D CineCollage Environments

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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.