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Weekly Wrap: Venice and Telluride Reviews, Pre-Toronto Buys, Lifetime Achievement Awards

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 9, 2011 at 10:04AM

Thompson on Hollywood


TIFF: Jonathan Demme Talks Neil Young and Katrina Docs, Exclusive Clip

Andrew Haigh Talks Weekend, A Perfectly Swell Gay Romance

Tsui Hark Talks Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Goes 3-D

Provocholia Lars Von Trier, Persona Non Grata


Oscar Talk Post-Telluride, Pre-Toronto: Descendants, Shame, Dangerous Method, Albert Nobbs

Honor Roll: SAG Honors Mary Tyler Moore, BAFTA Awards Beatty, SBIFF Tributes Michael Douglas

Eddie Murphy Confirmed as Oscar Host, Could Liven the Proceedings

Oscar Watch: Rango Honored by Hollywood Film Festival


Fake Trailers, Real Movies: Ben Stiller’s Comedic Experiment

3-D Fit for The Lion King: Retrofitting a Classic, Filmmakers Look Back


Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar to Open 25th AFI FEST

Toronto Deal Wrap: Early Buys Begin, New Indie Distribs

TIFF: Pariah Gets Release Date and Poignant Poster

Telluride Wrap: Pina, La Luna, Alice and Tilda

Telluride Reviews: Payne and Clooney Score Big Wins with The Descendants

Telluride: Glenn Close Talks Gender Bender Albert Nobbs

Telluride Day Two: From Nick James and German Silent Expressionism to Goodbye First Love and Clooney

Telluride Reviews: Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method Isn’t for Everyone; Knightley Inspires Debate

Telluride Review Round-Up: Glenn Close Passion Project Albert Nobbs

Telluride Film Fest Review: Butter Churns Mixed Response, Not Oscar Contender

Telluride Day One: Brunch, The Artist, Pierre Etaix, Trip to the Moon, Becoming Bert Stern

Venice Reviews: Soderbergh’s Contagion, Alps, Chicken with Plums, That Summer

Venice Reviews 2011: Soderbergh’s Contagion is Alarmingly Believable Global Disaster Movie

Venice Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Is Good, Not Superb Spy Thriller

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Early Review Round-Up: “Chilly and Acrid” “Razor-Sharp”

Venice Film Fest Review: Steve McQueen’s Shame is Graphic, Transgressive, Full Frontal


Working Title Assembles Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina and Tom Hooper’s Les Miz

Cotillard in Rust & Bone, Paltrow to Join Ruffalo, Laika Develops Decemberist’s Book, Exhibitionists

007 News: James Bond/Daniel Craig, The Face of Indian Railways; Adele to Record Bond Theme?


Why The Help Is the Most Successful Movie in America

Weinstein Co. Launches Indie Label, Poaches Magnolia’s Tom Quinn


Pre-Premiere of Fox’s New Girl, Nick Nolte Talks Bender, Stoll on Hemingway in Paris

Mad Men Hype: Weiner and Hamm Talk ‘The Suitcase’ Episode

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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.