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Weekly Wrap: Complete Cannes Coverage, Reviews, Emmys, Interviews, Venice Fest & More

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 21, 2011 at 1:13AM

Weekend Preview: Pirates Will Push Back Thor and Bridesmaids, but Midnight in Paris Is Must-See.
Thompson on Hollywood

Weekend Preview: Pirates Will Push Back Thor and Bridesmaids, but Midnight in Paris Is Must-See.


Oscar Talk at Cannes: Von Trier Scandal, Tree of Life, Palme d’Or Contenders.

Cannes Festival Censures Von Trier For Nazi/Hitler Comments; Melancholia Eligible for Palme d’Or.

Cannes Video: Hamm and Westfeldt Talk Friends with Kids.

Cannes Filmmaker Preview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan is Master of Distance.

Cannes: Sleeping Beauty Intros Director Leigh, Keeps Audience at Bay, Bought by Sundance Selects.

Cannes Tree of Life Update: Malick Shows Up For Big Night.

Cannes Pattern: Skip Press Conference, Show for Movie; Gibson Walks Beaver Red Carpet.

Cannes: Weinstein Chases Wettest County in New Indie Landscape.

Cannes Update: Film Society Celebrates New Lincoln Center Cinemas with Free Programming and runs a Film Fan Story Contest: Winner Gets Seat.

Cannes Video: Gibson Talks Foster’s The Beaver, Acting, Directing, But Not His “three-ring circus”.


Cannes Review: Tree of Life Lures Packed House, Oscar-Worthy Pitt Speaks for Missing Director Malick.

The Tree of Life Reviews: “Visionary Cinema, Shockingly Banal, Mesmerizing, Surrender To It.”

Cannes We Need to Talk About Kevin Reviews: Tough Pick-Up Hooked to Swinton Oscar Campaign.

Cannes: Melancholia Raves Overshadowed by Von Trier Tempest; Scorsese’s Five Obstructions.

Cannes The Artist Reviews: “A Triumph of Artistic Teleportation, A Big Blast of Pure Delight.”

Cannes Palme d’Or Contender The Kid with a Bike Reviews: “Unstinting Compassion, Movie Moralists.”

Take Shelter Wins Cannes Critics Week Grand Prix: Shannon Perf “Stuff Bad Dreams Are Made Of.”


68th Venice Film Festival May Feature Polanski, Cronenberg, Solondz, McQueen, Winterbottom, Arnold.

EXCLUSIVE First Look: Life In A Day’s New Poster, Hits Theaters July 24.

James Cameron and Michael Bay Talk State of 3-D, Avatar, Dark of the Moon: “Not an Afterthought”.

Paramount, Fox, Cameron Relaunch Titanic Again in Retro-3-D.

Production Begins on The Dark Knight Rises.

Jennifer Lawrence as Hunger Games Star Katniss Everdeen.

Emmy Watch: Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner Talks Trend-Setting Future Seasons

BBC Films Develops Music and Silence with Director Lone Scherfig.

Alamo Drafthouse’s 2011 Rolling Roadshow Features Best Texan Films in Iconic Locations, This June.

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson Talks !Women Art Revolution, Feminism, Outtakes of History.

MGM and Sony Partner on Bond, Dragon Tattoo and Now, 21 Jump Street.

Provincetown Film Fest 2011 Lineup: Opens with Perfect Family; Honors Aronofsky, Farmiga, Maysles.

Oz: The Great and Powerful: All Star Cast includes Awards Contenders Williams, Franco, Kunis, Weisz.

Teaser Trailer: Super 8 Preview.

Tommy Lee Jones Joins Meryl Streep and Steve Carell for Great Hope Springs.

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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.