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Weekly Wrap: Sundance, SXSW, SBIFF, Oscar Watch, Kings Speech vs. Social Network, In Production

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 5, 2011 at 11:18AM

Thompson on Hollywood


- Hot Off Sundance: The Next It-Girl, The Big Thaw of Talent.

- Sundance Video: Alex Gibney Talks Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady on Magic Trip.

- Sundance Trailer: Tom McCarthy’s Win Win Earns Rave Reviews.

- Woody Allen To Open Cannes 2011 with Midnight in Paris, A “Love Letter” to the City.

- SXSW’s Pierson Talks 2011 Features Program; Will Sundance Buying Spree Continue?.

- SBIFF: Chris Nolan Talks Directing: Following, Memento, Insomnia, Prestige, Batman, Inception, Superman.


- Oscar Ballots Mailed, Tom Sherak Talks: Online Ballots, Franco and Hathaway, Top Ten, Date Move.

- Oscar Watch: Documentary Noms Shockers Explained.

- Oscar Watch: Weinstein vs. Rudin, Weinstein vs. Hooper and Rush on King’s Speech PG-13 Trims.

- Oscar Watch: The Real Black Swan, Co-Host Franco Rehearses, Does Santa Barbara Q & A, Recites Byron.

- Oscar Watch: Inception Sweeps Visual Effects Awards with Four Wins, Dragon Beats Toy Story 3.

- Oscar Talk: Possible King’s Speech Sweep, Santa Barbara Fest, Potential Upsets.

- Queen Elizabeth Finds The King’s Speech “Moving and Enjoyable”.

- The Fighter: Russell, Adams, Leo, McGee and Boston Sisters Talk, Swear for SAG Q & A.


- Vote: Superman’s Woman Not Lois Lane; Alice Eve, Diane Kruger or Rosamund Pike?.

- Box Office Update: Fox’s Dawn Treader and Gulliver’s Travels Recoup Overseas.

- Development Watch: Burton’s Dark Shadows Gets Green, Winterbottom’s Hardy Trishna Reinterpretation.

- Superman Reboots with Henry Cavill: Who is He? He’s Brit and 27. Check the Video.

- Diaz & Firth Team for Coens-Scripted Gambit Remake.

- Director Watch: Woo’s Killer Remake, Cameron’s Battle Angel, Gatsby’s Green Light, Hooper’s Secrets.

- Legends: Nicholson’s Wisdom, Marley’s Reggae Life, TV vs. Film for Femme Superheroes.


- Three Critics: Forces of Change in 2011.

- Hammer & DiCaprio Join List of Hunks Who Kiss On Screen: See Videos.

- Sanctum Reviews: “Visually Arresting,” “Paper-Thin Personalities”; Cameron Promos on Twitter.

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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.