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Weekly Wrap: Best of Awards Season, Bier's Better World, Dipping Box Office, Old School Action Stars

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2011 at 4:41AM

Thompson on Hollywood


- Oscar Video: Susanne Bier Talks In a Better World.

- Oscar Watch: Editors Award Dramatic Feature to The Social Network, Doc to Exit Through the Gift Shop. With Spielberg, Nolan, Michael Kahn Tribute Video.

- And the 2011 Oscar Presenters Are

- Best of Awards Season: Best Actress Debate, Banksy at The Oscars, Trivial Revelations.

- Oscar Animated Shorts Preview: The Lost Thing, Day & Night Are Best of Five.

- Oscar Watch: Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth Talks The Social Network.

- Oscar Docs: Lucy Walker Talks Waste Land, Rival to Front Runners.

- Oscar Video: Maltin vs. Tyson on Oscar Picks.

- Oscar Watch: Hathaway and Franco Do Evita, Grease, Franco Mangles Burlesque.

- 25 Best & Worst Oscar Dresses: Bonham Carter and Hathaway Make Time List.


- Ubiquitous James Franco Lines Up More Projects Than He Can Possibly Deliver.

- Scorsese and Luhrmann Go 3-D with Hugo Cabret, The Great Gatsby.

- Development Watch: Kiarostami’s The End, Assayas’s Carlos Follow-Up, Gatsby & Gretel in 3-D.

- Production Watch: Carell Goes Dramatic; Thurman, Biel & Butler Mix Their Genres.

- Cinematography: Best Shots of 2010, First Look at Malick’s Untitled Film.


- Old School Action Stars: Few Replacements, Not Expendable.

- Six Reasons Why Hollywood Box Office is Dipping, from Avatar vs. Tron to Snow vs. Netflix.

- Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Review: Flamboyant and Uninspired.

- Video: Terry Gilliam Update, The Wholly Family Short Debuts, 1884 Promo.

- Hitchcock/Truffaut Audio Interview.

- David Fincher’s Favorite Films.

- Video: Back to the Future: The Adventures of Andre and Wally B.

- Ted Hope Brings Hope for Film to IndieWIRE Blog Network.

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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.