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    Sure, 'Fargo' is Off to a Solid Start. But How Do the Ratings Compare to the Film's Box Office?

    The miniseries and movie may be two entirely different beasts, but did the existing property influence the ratings for FX, or are miniseries just today's hot ticket?

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    Richard D. Heffner, 'Least-Known Most Powerful Person in Hollywood,' Dies at 88

    Historian, educator and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner, who, for two decades was in charge of the film industry's ratings board and was the creator and host of "The Open Mind" on public television, died at 88, The New York Times reports.

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    From 'Showgirls' to 'Orgazmo,' Here Are The Top Grossing NC-17 Rated Films of All Time

    In honor of NC-17 rated "Blue Is The Warmest Color" -- which is continuing to find strong numbers as it expands across the U.S. ($379,278 and counting) -- Indiewire is taking a look back at the history of the controversial rating, which has been in effect for over 23 years now.

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    Sweden Working to Launch Film Rating That Addresses Gender Inequality in Film

    Four independent theaters in Sweden have launched a campaign to install a rating system that classifies films based on their representations of gender. Films will be approved with an "A-rating" if they pass the Bechdel test, named after Alison Bechdel, whose 1985 comic strip inspired its development...

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    Toronto Review: Inexplicably Wacky Ratings Satire 'R100,' From Hitoshi Matsumoto, Is Like 'Fight Club' Directed By Luis Buñuel

    Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matusmoto successfully made the leap to writer-director-star with his 2007 debut "Big Man Japan," a zany take on the superhero genre that simultaneously managed to make its fantastical protagonist human. The unlikely combination of surrealism and pathos would continue to de...

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    The MPAA's Joan Graves Visits SXSW to Talk Ratings

    Nestled among the listings of the many, many panels that made up the SXSW Film and Interactive festivals this year was an unexpected name -- Joan Graves, the head of the MPAA and the only member of the ratings board whose identity is made public.

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    TV Ratings: Winners (Fox News, "The Walking Dead") and Losers (Fox, "The Office")

    The 2012-13 television season just finished up its fourth week, and there are clearly two major success stories overall: NBC has been the highest-rated network in 18-49 for four weeks in a row, the first time it's done so in a whole decade, while "The Walking Dead" made history by beco...

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    TV Ratings: Winners ('Walking Dead,' 'Nashville') and Losers ('666 Park Avenue,' 'Gossip Girl')

    The third official week of the 2012-13 television season has come and gone, and NBC was once again the highest-rated network in 18-49 (averaging a 2.9), while CBS won in total viewers (averaging 9.67 million). More on that as well as other winners (particularly one from outside the broadcast network...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Extending the Film/Digital Debate

    In this edition, we look at an interview with the British Board of Film Classification, an examination of film/digital among blockbusters, an introduction to Film Crit Hulk and a collection of cinema-changing ideas.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Exploring the Design of Ads and Scores

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week.

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