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CRITICS’ TALLY

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“The Rose Tattoo” opened April 30,1995, at Circle in the Square Theater to nine favorable reviews (Barnes, Post; Brantley, Times; Feldberg, Bergen Record; Hamburg, WORAM; Kissel, Daily News; le…

CAN CRIX FIX NICHE PIX?

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For better or worse, thumbs up or thumbs down, film critics are making a comeback. The rise over the last decade of the critic-proof megapic and the decline in newspaper readers pushed the importance…

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Prexy Okuyama sees work ahead

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When Toru Okuyama, Shochiku Co.’s president, addressed the ShoWest Convention in early March, he found he had much to be modest about. Just two months before Okuyama’s appearance as an international…

VP Okuyama’s stock rising

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Kazuyoshi Okuyama is not a major film producer in Japan. He’s the force to be reckoned with. In a recent edition of “Screen International,” he was ranked No. 19 out of the world’s 100 top movie…

Just like the other critics

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While Siskel and Ebert are widely considered the most influential film critics in this country, the duo claims that they are treated like all the other film critics. Siskel could not be reached for…

Cinema World should be a trip

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California has one. Florida has one. Now, thanks to Shochiku, Japan has one, too. No, it’s not Disneyland. It’s a movie studio theme park and it’s set to open on Oct. 10. Kamakura Cinema World, which…

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