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Weekly Wrap: Venice Reviews, Telluride Trailer Watch, and In the Works

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood September 1, 2012 at 2:58PM

Weekly Wrap: Venice Reviews, Telluride Trailer Watch, and In the Works
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Weekly Wrap

WEEKEND PREVIEW:

Weekend Preview: 'Lawless,' 'Chicken with Plums,' 'For a Good Time' & More


REVIEWS:

VENICE REVIEW: Anderson's 'The Master' Impresses and Befuddles; Phoenix & Hoffman Both Outstanding

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

Venice Review: ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ - Muscularly Charismatic, But Exasperating

BOX OFFICE:

Summer Box Office Lessons: Grosses Dip, Dozen $100 Million Grossers, Wahlberg Rocks

Box Office Top Ten: Anti-Obama Polemic Performs on Weak Weekend, 'Premium Rush' Starts Slow UPDATED

Arthouse Audit: 'Sleepwalk With Me' and 'Samsara' Open Huge

FESTIVALS:

Telluride Fest Skips 'Master' and 'Silver Linings,' Adds Last-Minute 'Argo' and Eclectic Programming Delights

Venice Film Festival: Spike Lee Rocks the Biennale with 'BAD25'

TIFF Trailer Watch: Farrell, Walken, Rockwell, Waits, Harrelson Get Worked Up in 'Seven Psychopaths'

Telluride 2012 Lineup

Annenberg Foundation Awards Sundance Institute $1 Million Grant

IN THE WORKS:

Laika's 'ParaNorman' Presents First Openly Gay Animated Character

Joss Whedon to Write, Direct Marvel World S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot for ABC

Moving on from 'House of Cards,' Will Fincher Return to Salander and Play 'with Fire'?

AWARDS:

Oscar Watch: Hopes High for Five Animated Feature Nominations; GKIDS To Qualify Four Films

Immersed in Movies: Handicapping the Animation Oscar Race


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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.