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Weekly Wrap: Remembering Tim Hetherington, Cannes, Earth Day, Bourne, Reichardt's Filmmaking 101

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 22, 2011 at 8:23AM

Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire.
Thompson on Hollywood

Earth Day Is April 22: Films, Festivals To Celebrate, Protect and Inspire.


- San Francisco International Film Festival 54 Opening Night: Beginners, With a Late McGregor.

- Cannes Goes Bollywood with Musical Compilation The Greatest Love Story Ever Told.

- Cannes Adds Fortnight, Shorts, Critics Week Lineups, More Films Directed by Women.

- Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In: Horror Thriller Images Before Cannes Premiere.


- Truth vs. Fiction in HBO’s Drama Cinema Verite; Diane Lane, Alan Raymond, Kevin Loud Talk.

- Emmy Watch: Last Chance To Board Friday Night Lights Fifth Final Season.

Video Review Shows Go Young: Ebert Presents and ComingSoon’s FilmPulse

TV Review:">Upstairs, Downstairs Redux.


- Jeremy Renner Offered Lead in Tony Gilroy’s Bourne Continuation: Not as Bourne, Folks.

- Gordon-Levitt, Cotillard Confirmed for The Dark Knight Rises.

- The Great Gatsby Cast So Far: DiCaprio, Maguire, Mulligan Confirmed, Afflect Out, Fisher In.

- Summer Preview: X-Men: First Class Boasts Stellar Cast; Photo Gallery.

- EXCLUSIVE Clip: Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams in 3-D.

- Red Flag Acquires AIDS Doc We Were Here for September Release in North America.

- Mark Cuban Puts Landmark Theaters, Magnolia on the Block.

- Director Craig Gillespie Talks Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: “Strong Female Characters, Action, Witty, Gothic”.

- X-Men: First Class: A Critique of Lawrence’s Mystique; New International Trailer.


- Meek’s Cutoff: Professor Kelly Reichardt’s Filmmaking 101 Primer.


- Restrepo Documentarian Tim Hetherington Confirmed Killed in Libya; Honoring Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros: Their Work, Coverage, Restrepo Clips; Sebastian Junger’s Tribute to Tim Hetherington, Video Diary.


- A Curation of Nicolas Cage Debacles, Difficulties & Dinosaur Skulls.

- Pulitzer Prizes Go To Jennifer Egan, Bruce Norris, Eric Foner, Ron Chernow, Kay Ryan.

- Tina Fey Bossypants Excerpts: The Mother’s Prayer for Its Daughter.

- Legend Watch: Onassis Biopic, Bridges Wisdom & Music, Hoffman’s HBO Luck.

- Time 100 for 2011: Colfer, Damon, Hastings, Zuckerberg, Poehler, Oprah, Wahlberg, Rudin, Lively.

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Reviews, Media, Marketing, Production , TOH: Best of the Week, Cannes

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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.