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Weekly Wrap: Oscar Talk, Contagion, Carnage, Ides of March, Dangerous Method; Venice, Telluride, BFI

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 2, 2011 at 8:18AM

WEEKEND PREVIEW:
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Thompson on Hollywood

WEEKEND PREVIEW:

BOX OFFICE & UPCOMING:

The Debt, Detective Dee, Gainsbourg, Resurrect Dead, Love Crime & More

Interview: Talking Warrior with Hardy, Edgerton and O’Connor—and Dark Knight, Bronson, Great Gatsby

Sam Mendes Will Shoot New James Bond Film in India

Dogtooth Director Returns with Bizarre Teaser for Alps: Birth of a Classic Movie Line

REVIEWS:

Venice Reviews of Carnage Have Jodie Foster Coming Out On Top of Polanski’s Actors Showcase

Venice: Ides of March Review Round-Up: “Morality Tale, Ho-hum Insights, Finely Judged”

Farber vs. Olsen: Middlebrow vs. Highbrow

Venice: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method Review and Press Conference

Indie Feature Littlerock Is a Love Affair Gone Sour

Review: Clever and Eerie Low-Budget British Shocker, Kill List

FESTIVALS – VENICE, BFI, TELLURIDE:

Oscar Talk: Venice and Telluride, Carnage, Ides of March, W.E., Contagion, The Artist

Venice Film Festival, Day Two: Madonna’s W.E. is Forgettable; Polanski’s Carnage Giddily Enjoyable

BFI London Film Fest To Close with Terence Davies’ Deep Blue Sea, Starring Weisz & Hiddleston

Telluride 2011: Lineup Includes Descendants, Albert Nobbs, Dangerous Method and The Artist

In the No, Run-Up to Telluride: The Show from Swinton and Clooney to Veloso and Waters

NOW AND THEN:

Marilyn Monroe Gets New Stamp, Movie Starring Michelle Williams, Is Everywhere

Another Trip to the Moon with Méliès: Behind the Digital Restoration of VFX Landmark

Even Athletes Get the Blues: in Stellar Win Win and Hoop Dreams, Sports Aren’t Just About Victory

CELEBS:

Actors to the Rescue: Gosling, Winslet, and Pitt Make Cynics Question Their Heroism

Women in Hollywood: Best Body Mirren on Being Proactive, Imperfect; Fonda talks Prime Time Love, Sex

This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Career Watch, TOH: Best of the Week, Oscars, Fall, Telluride


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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.