May 25, 2017

“How Do You Know” if the ratings matter? OSCAR IN A MINUTE

By Sean O’Connell Tracking the Oscar race is a daily occurrence here at Oscar in a Minute is our new audio podcast that weighs in, briefly, on items that move us during the awards season. To hear previous entries, type “Oscar” into our search engine.

Today, we’re taking the MPAA to task over recent ratings handed down to Oscar hopefuls.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • November 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    Ratings has a lot to do with box office and business. Some theater chains in the south refuse to book NC-17 films, some papers refuse to run ads. Also, by making the Reese Witherspoon comedy R, it makes it harder for teens –the prime moviegoers– to see the film, and it makes it look like that the James L. Brooks film is just for adults ——Sony doesn’t want to send that message.

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