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Cinemarch Madness: Brody Division Semifinal

Submitted by on March 29, 2013 – 3:45 PM2 Comments

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Let's just assume Boys Don't Cry is through — it's got my vote — and talk about the others. The Pianist is good, sad, harsh, et cetera, but is not punching its weight with other contenders, in my opinion. I haven't seen The Road or Hotel Rwanda, but either of those could contend.

Not sure we do need to talk about Kevin; I didn't expect it to get through, and I thought the same about Magdalene Sisters, but their roads probably end here.

A Single Man is sad, but not hope-sapping; Thirteen is sort of the same, terrifying in its way but really can't touch Happiness when it comes to feelings of ook.

I think it's Boys and The Road. Let's find out.

Brody Division: Vote for the TWO (2) harshest films.

  • Boys Don't Cry (68%, 141 Votes)
  • Hotel Rwanda (33%, 67 Votes)
  • Happiness (25%, 51 Votes)
  • The Road (20%, 42 Votes)
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin (14%, 29 Votes)
  • A Single Man (9%, 18 Votes)
  • The Magdalene Sisters (8%, 17 Votes)
  • The Pianist (7%, 15 Votes)
  • Thirteen (5%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 206

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(Confused? Aren't we all. Heh. But the Cinemarch Madness FAQ is here, and you can find the complete semifinal-polls list over here.)

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2 Comments »

  • anotherkate says:

    I picked We Need To Talk About Kevin for having one of the most skin-crawlingly bad masturbation scenes of any movie I've ever watched.

  • Deanna says:

    I don't think Happiness makes it to the final, but I'd like to see it advance in this round. Dylan Baker got the press in the last round but everyone in that movie is bringing their harsh-story A-game.

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