Cinemarch Madness: Kaplan Division Poll
What a strange flight Kaplan is. I don't quite understand the noms for Murder in the First and V for Vendetta, or even for Brazil, a movie I recall as having enough of a funny zing that it didn't get too heavy. Babel I think wanted to be here, but didn't work, starting from the casting. The Accused is a movie that depends heavily on whether you agree that Jodie Foster is a genius; I do not agree that that's so, and I understand why the movie's here, but the execution of the material didn't take me there.
And…they're all lumped in with Shoah, which on the basis not just of subject matter but also of length, and the terrible guilt you feel for getting bored at times…it's like comparing apples and concertina wire. Well, except for American History X. [shudder]
I'll vote for Shoah; for The Age of Innocence, that terribly frustrating and beautiful story that each time happens to me all over again; and for Shame, because it made me feel physically cold.
I seriously have no clue what does get through, though. It depends on who's seen what. AHX, Shame, and Shoah to the semis, I'm guessing, but…I'm guessing.
Kaplan Division: Vote for the THREE (3) harshest films.
- American History X (61%, 173 Votes)
- The Accused (31%, 87 Votes)
- Shoah (27%, 76 Votes)
- Shame (26%, 75 Votes)
- The Age of Innocence (20%, 56 Votes)
- Brazil (14%, 39 Votes)
- It's a Wonderful Life (12%, 35 Votes)
- Farewell My Concubine (11%, 32 Votes)
- The Boys of St. Vincent's (10%, 29 Votes)
- Babel (10%, 29 Votes)
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (10%, 28 Votes)
- V Is for Vendetta (8%, 22 Votes)
- Murder in the First (7%, 21 Votes)
- Sharkwater (2%, 5 Votes)
- Turtles Can Fly (1%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 285
Tags: American History X Babel Brazil Cinemarch Madness Jodie Foster Jonathan Kaplan movies Murder in the First overrated! Shame Shoah The Accused The Age of Innocence V for Vendetta