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Weekly Wrap: TIFF: Moneyball, Descendants, Deep Blue Sea; Reviews Kevin, The Lady; Media Watch

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 16, 2011 at 5:20AM

Box Office:
Thompson on Hollywood

Box Office:

Gosling’s Drive is the Must-See; Happy, Happy, Silent Souls, Restless & More

Fall/Holiday Preview: Five Glorious VFX Films to Watch, None Set in Present

Contagion Runs $23-Million Fever Over Cold Weekend


Tilda Swinton and Lynne Ramsay Need to Talk About Kevin: Demon Seed or Bad Mothering?

Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Talk Biopic The Lady, TIFF Reviews

Weinstein Co. Sits On Reign of Assassins Starring Michelle Yeoh, Early Reviews


Rachel Weisz Talks Toronto Films, Deep Blue Sea, Consuming Love

Emily Watson Talks True Horror Story Oranges and Sunshine, Trailer Exclusive

Michelle Williams Talks Becoming Marilyn Monroe, Pleasure of Sex Appeal, What’s on Her Bedside Table

DiCaprio and Eastwood Talk J. Edgar in GQ Cover Story

Christina Hendricks Talks Wonder Woman, Drive Soundtrack, and Emmy Plans

In the Works:

Denzel for Secret in Their Eyes Remake, Kevin Costner Out of Upcoming Tarantino, Source Code to TV

In the Works: Kelly Reilly On Board Washington’s Flight; Farmiga, Arkin & MacLaine; Nolte & Waits

The Hunger Games Wraps First Installment; Months of Promoting Will Ensue Prior to March 2012 Release

Toronto International Film Festival:

TIFF 36 Days One and Two: Melancholia, A Separation, Footnote, Elles, Trishna, Free Men

TIFF: Moneyball Review Round-Up

TIFF 36 Day Three: Wuthering Heights, 360, Keyhole, In Darkness, Comic-Con: Episode IV–A Fan’s

TIFF 36 Four: Friends with Kids, The Oranges, Americano, Damsels in Distress, Palin, Paradise Lost

Toronto Reviews: Acquisition Comedies Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids; Farino’s The Oranges

TIFF 36 Day Five: 9/11, Deep Blue Sea, Cardboard Village, Beloved, 11 Flowers, Demme & Young

TIFF 36 Day 6: The Descendants, Moneyball, Page Eight, Urbanized, Think of M

TIFF Deal Round-Up: Neil Young and Panahi Films, Killer Joe, Awakening, God Bless America, Incident

TIFF Deals: The Lady, Wuthering Heights, Last Day on Earth, Your Sister’s Sister

Toronto: 50/50 Debuts to Upbeat Reviews; Can It Beat the B.O. Odds or Land an Oscar Nod?

TIFF 36 Day Seven: Solondz’s Dark Horse, Killer Joe Impress; Moth Diaries, Himuzu, Twiggy Disappoint

TIFF Deals: Sundance Selects Takes Winterbottom’s Trishna; Hot Sales on Gosling-Cooper’s Pines

Now and Then:

Film in the Decade Since 9/11: From Superheroes to Westerns, What Came After


European Film Academy Names 45 Films for Awards Consideration: Artist, Melancholia, Le Havre & More

Documentary Features to be Considered for 84th Academy Awards Due Today, September 15


Remembering Cliff Robertson: from Kennedy and Charly to David Begelman

The Late Great John Calley: Businessman with Soul of Artist, Life Saver

The Business:

In Contention Partners with Hitfix

How Butter Used Bachmann, Highest-Paid Man in Entertainment, How NBC Snagged the Jackie O Tapes

Character Actors Keep Hollywood Afloat: Manohla Dargis Foresees Vast Democracy of Talent

Media Watch:

Facebook Debuts Its First Film: The Perfect House

Media Watch: Netflix Takes a Tumble, Google’s Propeller, Viki to 10M International Users

Something Silly:

Puppet Watch: The Girl with the Muppet Tattoo; Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Jim Henson

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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.