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Cinemarch Madness: Waterston Division Semifinal
March 28, 2013 – 9:03 AM | 2 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Waterston Division Semifinal

A slightly easier division than previous ones for me to vote in, but a tougher one to predict, Waterston could just as easily have been called the Man's Inhumanity to Man Flight — but because …

Cinemarch Madness: Streep Division Semifinal
March 27, 2013 – 4:29 PM | 5 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Streep Division Semifinal

by ferretrick
Full disclosure — I haven't been able to see the following films, but I've read the Wikipedia plot summaries: Amour, Jacob's Ladder, and Kids. Of those, only Amour seems to be a contender to …

Cinemarch Madness: Watson Division Semifinal
March 26, 2013 – 1:31 PM | 5 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Watson Division Semifinal

Oh, dear God. What can I even eliminate here? Well, Seven (still think of it as an action movie, head-in-box be damned) and Eternal Sunshine (fundamentally sweet, hopeful about love). I'll also chuck out Breaking …

Cinemarch Madness: Bjork Division Semifinal
March 25, 2013 – 3:22 PM | 2 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Bjork Division Semifinal

(Confused? Aren't we all. Heh. But the Cinemarch Madness FAQ is here, and you can find the complete semifinal-polls list over here.)
The Björk flight isn't the most agonizing division in the Cinemarch semis, but it's …

Cinemarch Madness: Semifinal Polls
March 24, 2013 – 7:26 PM | One Comment
Cinemarch Madness: Semifinal Polls

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 …

Cinemarch Madness: Wilder Division Poll
March 21, 2013 – 9:57 AM | 13 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Wilder Division Poll

And we end the prelims on a doozy. So many worthwhile votes! So many multiple-nomination entries!
So, let's start with the popular contenders. Boys Don't Cry is almost flawless as a film; I can't think of …

Cinemarch Madness: Campion Division Poll
March 20, 2013 – 10:37 AM | 15 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Campion Division Poll

 

It's funny, the clusters you get on a randomized list — and I don't mean Hereafter and The Sweet Hereafter both in the same flight. Here, it's films that, on a different day, might have …

Cinemarch Madness: Demme Division
March 19, 2013 – 9:41 AM | 9 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Demme Division

The Demme Division presents a by-now-familiar Cinemarch Madness dilemma: what's your third vote? The Deer Hunter is so challenging, so visually dark it seems to have been filmed from inside a keg, Walken's face so …

Cinemarch Madness: Mathias Division Poll
March 18, 2013 – 1:46 PM | 5 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Mathias Division Poll

Brutal draw; the only thing I can rule out is Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, because I think it's a bit lightweight, but that's just me.
My votes? Precious and Capturing the Friedmans get honorable mentions, …

Cinemarch Madness: Haneke Division Poll
March 17, 2013 – 10:59 AM | 17 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Haneke Division Poll

At last, a no-brainer. Granted, having seen a few others in the division might have made the choice more difficult, but as it is, I can eliminate both the Bette Davis flicks; I like them, …