Cinemarch Madness: Jordan Division Poll
Two clear favorites here in the Jordan Division, just based on nominations-round name-checking: The Killing Fields and Saving Private Ryan. The first I endorse; the second I consider more of an action movie, and the only "bleak" thing about it is that foolishness with the framing device that saps it of its power.
Instead, I'll be voting The Laramie Project and Wendy and Lucy. The first made me furious, for days; the second made me want to adopt a mutt and move somewhere it never rains ever.
Welcome to Sarajevo I remember as scary, but not bleak, though it's been years since I watched it; Philadelphia has, under the circumstances, an upbeat ending, although that Neil Young song still gives me chills and I can't get through the Halloween party without crying; and Gallipoli…hmm. Gallipoli is tough stuff. It left me in a bad mood. I could also see Never Let Me Go making a run at it; I'd have called it "thought-provoking" or "troubling" over "dark," but it's that too.
But I just don't know what gets into the semis from here; The Lives of Others and A Midnight Clear are good bets too, depending on who's seen what. Let's find out what hits your sad bone.
Jordan Division: Vote for the THREE (3) harshest films.
- The Laramie Project (49%, 94 Votes)
- The Killing Fields (39%, 74 Votes)
- Philadelphia (32%, 62 Votes)
- Never Let Me Go (31%, 59 Votes)
- Wendy and Lucy (28%, 53 Votes)
- Saving Private Ryan (25%, 48 Votes)
- Gallipoli (23%, 44 Votes)
- The Lives of Others (12%, 23 Votes)
- Welcome to Sarajevo (7%, 14 Votes)
- A Midnight Clear (4%, 7 Votes)
- Buffalo Soldiers (3%, 6 Votes)
- To Live (2%, 4 Votes)
- The Loss of Sexual Innocence (2%, 3 Votes)
- Trouble Every Day (1%, 2 Votes)
- Steam of Life (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 192
Tags: A Midnight Clear Cinemarch Madness Gallipoli Gregor Jordan movies Never Let Me Go Philadelphia Saving Private Ryan The Killing Fields The Laramie Project The Lives of Others Welcome to Sarajevo Wendy and Lucy