By Dann Todd: Chris Atkinson, Jeremy Scott, and Barrett Share are the brilliant movie mavens behind the SinCast. Unlike their Cinema Sins YouTube program, the SinCast is a serious discussion about the relative merits of various movies.
Chris, Jeremy, and Barrett all have spent some time working in movie theaters. A couple of them had rather extensive careers encompassing every position within your average movie house; including tickets, concessions, projectionist, and house manager.
The guys recently completed a series of podcasts discussing the best films of each year that they have been alive. Their next step was to develop a March Madness-style bracket to arrive at the single best film from the years that they have been alive. In the tradition of the American NCAA Division I basketball tournaments, SinCast Madness has 68 movies competing for the top slot.
The 47 “winners” from each year they were alive made the cut. The rest of the field was selected from other noteworthy films from the same era. The four #1 seeds include 2.5 science fiction/fantasy movies. (Back to the Future, Children of Men, and Jaws (which is like Alien, but without the outerspacey stuff)) They have been quite kind towards SF/F movies in the past; periodically preferring genre works to Academy award winning stuff.
The competition begins with Episode #59. and eight movies vying for the four #16 seed slots. The show notes include a link to an image of their bracket. There is a cleaner version here. They are already through the first round of competition. So catch up!
The SinCast is available via SoundCloud and iTunes.