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Cinemarch Madness: Semifinal Polls

Submitted by on March 24, 2013 – 7:26 PMOne Comment

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This is the master list of Cinemarch Madness polls for the semifinal round. If it's open, you can vote in it; if it's closed, either it ended or you have to wait for the poll's dedicated page to go up. This page is primarily for you to get a sense of the divisions and see how the competition might go.

The Cinemarch Madness FAQ is here.

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

  • The Brandon Teena Story (45%, 113 Votes)
  • Dancer in the Dark (31%, 77 Votes)
  • Shoah (22%, 54 Votes)
  • The Last King of Scotland (21%, 53 Votes)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (20%, 50 Votes)
  • Life Is Beautiful (16%, 39 Votes)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) (14%, 35 Votes)
  • Atonement (14%, 34 Votes)
  • Philadelphia (10%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 251

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

  • The Cove (41%, 115 Votes)
  • The Deer Hunter (33%, 93 Votes)
  • Breaking the Waves (23%, 64 Votes)
  • Blue Valentine (21%, 59 Votes)
  • House of Sand and Fog (18%, 50 Votes)
  • The Laramie Project (18%, 50 Votes)
  • Seven (17%, 47 Votes)
  • Deliverance (9%, 24 Votes)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (7%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 279

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

  • Dear Zachary (42%, 116 Votes)
  • Requiem for a Dream (28%, 78 Votes)
  • Amour (28%, 77 Votes)
  • Sophie's Choice (23%, 64 Votes)
  • Kids (22%, 60 Votes)
  • Brokeback Mountain (17%, 47 Votes)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (14%, 38 Votes)
  • Children of Men (13%, 36 Votes)
  • Jacob's Ladder (4%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 277

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

  • Grave of the Fireflies (31%, 82 Votes)
  • United 93 (28%, 73 Votes)
  • American History X (25%, 66 Votes)
  • Leaving Las Vegas (23%, 61 Votes)
  • Schindler's List (21%, 54 Votes)
  • Precious (18%, 46 Votes)
  • The Killing Fields (17%, 44 Votes)
  • The Sweet Hereafter (15%, 40 Votes)
  • The Accused (10%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

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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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  • Anodyne says:

    Well, my choice for the Watson Division is already half-made – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is p. dang dark, although in a fridge horror kind of way that requires knowing some of the Word of God behind the story to make it really bleak rather than just unsettling. (TV Tropes has the pertinent information, if you're interested.)

    Grave of the Fireflies – also incredibly bleak. Anime? Yes. This does not mean that it is not one of the most depressing movies I will ever watch; I'd rate it above Schindler's List, even.