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Cinemarch Madness: Kaplan Division Poll
March 9, 2013 – 10:19 AM | 10 Comments
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 …

Cinemarch Madness: Ku Division Poll
March 8, 2013 – 5:15 PM | 11 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Ku Division Poll

The randomizer giveth, the randomizer taketh away. What it giveth here in the Ku division is two presumptive favorites, Breaking the Waves and Requiem for a Dream, plus a Gary Oldman joint and some embattled …

Cinemarch Madness: Coppola Division Poll
March 7, 2013 – 2:55 PM | 9 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Coppola Division Poll

I haven't seen a few key entries in the Coppola division, which I suspect is making my decision easier here. Not "easy," but easier.
Based on what I have seen, I can rule out Apocalypse Now …

Cinemarch Madness: Conference Play
March 7, 2013 – 8:44 AM | 12 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Conference Play

(I…right? The UNC game I watched last night with Dirk quadrupled what I know about college basketball, so pretend I made a hilarious joke about posting up and let's move on.)
Thanks so much to everyone …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: The Vanishing (U.S.)
March 5, 2013 – 5:02 PM | 5 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>The Vanishing</I> (U.S.)

The Movie: The Vanishing (U.S.)
The Crush Object: Kiefer Sutherland
The Story: Barney Cousins (Jeff Bridges) rehearses an abduction using ether and a bunch of Ted Bundy-ish props, and is generally a creeper. Not coincidentally, Jeff (Kiefer) …

Cinemarch Madness: Intro and Nomination Round
March 4, 2013 – 9:58 AM | 307 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Intro and Nomination Round

Greetings, friends and cinephiles, and welcome to Cinemarch Madness: the TN bracket that crowns the most heartbreaking film of all time.
The idea began years ago, at a bar that doesn't exist anymore, with a scribbled …

Flight: The road more traveled by
February 19, 2013 – 6:35 PM | 7 Comments
<I>Flight</I>: The road more traveled by

The flight in Flight is a triumph. I've known about the sequence — about most of the movie's plot details, in fact — for months, and it still shoved me into the cockpit and locked …

(At Least) Eight Questions About Silver Linings Playbook
February 18, 2013 – 4:25 PM | 42 Comments
(At Least) Eight Questions About <I>Silver Linings Playbook</I>

Silver Linings Playbook is supposedly a story about two "crazy" people — Pat (Bradley Cooper), recently released from a correctional psych facility after beating his wife's lover severely; and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), whose guilty grief …

Film Fiber: Frenzy brings it all back home (and shouldn't)
February 2, 2013 – 12:02 PM | 15 Comments
Film Fiber: <I>Frenzy</I> brings it all back home (and shouldn't)

(or, "Hitchcock Completism Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be")
Frenzy is adequate. It's not great; it's not quite good, even. Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film is miles better than the stillbirth that preceded it in his …

Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Carrie, commercials, Kingles
January 31, 2013 – 10:49 AM | 8 Comments
Elsewhere in the Tomatoverse: Carrie, commercials, Kingles

On The Blotter, I talked about the ambiguity of┬áZodiac's ending with Matt Zoller Seitz and Mike D'Angelo, and reviewed an excellent Jack the Ripper book. (Coming soon: a "compleat Betty Broderick" line-up from me and …