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 1 Ex Machina (2015)  -  Alex Graland
Best Nude Robot Chics
     Scientist makes nude cyber sexual robots chics ott rad out there - they want to live
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 2 American Made  -  Doug Liman
Best Fancy Pilot
     Tom Cruise gets everybody wanting him to delver stuff - and he does - ott
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 3 American Assassin  -  Michael Cuesta
Best Holiday in Sergentville
     Army Black Opps leader / trainer - Michael Keaton outstanding dealing with Vishnu
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 4 Dallas Buyers Club  -  Jean Marc Vallée
Best Rodeo
     Arthouse max Mathew and Jared are outstanding and Mexico (don't mention Mexico)
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 5 Banksy Does New York  -  Chris Mourkarbel
Best 30 Days ov Street Art
     Ott undergound surfaced expression - 'The World as Art' each ov 30 days - hopefully
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 6 Hancock  -  Peter Berg
Best Slacker Super Hero
     He might make a few errors but he get's the job done - between slacking around that is
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 7 The Double (2013)  -  Richard Ayoade
Best Bleak Shift
     Rad dark bleak nowhere somewhere sparse wacko out there ott
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 8 Blue Velvet  -  David Lynch
Best Gas
     Frankly it's very blue and velvety
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 9 Baywatch (2017)  -  Seth Gordon
Best New Person
     We liked it, it had stuff and funny parts and things, a story sort ov - lots ov fun & reminisce
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 10 No Country for Old Men  -  Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Best Cat and Mouse
     Arthouse style gritty modern 'out west' psychopath with a reason to be crazy
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 11 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone  -  Shane Meadows
Best Stone
     Great look at The Stone Roses and their Resurection Tour / concerts - featuring their music
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 12 The Interview (2014)  -  Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Best Car Garage
     It's not easy handling 24 million people, we can only try, just as long as we enjoy ourselves
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 13 God Bless America  -  Bobcat Goldthwait
Best Character Assassinations
     More rad than you may expect - just wanna kill some famous people they don't want on TV
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 14 The Man Who Would Be King  -  John Huston
Best Birth Mark
     Like Homer he had the sign, made King, with all that ov a King (the darkside)
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 15 Death Proof  -  Quentin Tarentino
Best Daring
     Ott rad extreme fast dark evil scary car, have a lift to somewhere - just where
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 16 Midnight Express (1978)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Jail Visit
     Drug shipment gone wrong, bleak destitute jail in a strange foreign land
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 17 Alice In Wonderland (2010)  -  Tim Burton
Best Red Queen
     Good surreal well done
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 18 Rubber (2010)  -  Quentin Dupieux
Best Tyre
     Out there - chases people around and they explode spontaniously when it gets excited
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 19 El Monstro Del Mar!  -  Stuart Simpson
Best Blood Squirts
     Excessive schlock - ultra trimmed production - rubber monster - off with the head
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 20 Spring Breakers  -  Harmony Korine
Best Maelström
     Neon glow arthouse version ov breakers breaking - dealin: James Franco (nasty) - best
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 21 Dredd  -  Pete Travis
Best Wack Future Soundtrack
     Soundtrack very dark future bleak match to the movie - way dystopia
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 22 Wes Craven's New Nightmare  -  Wes Craven
Best No-Mans Land
     Caught between script and reality film and fear manifest and the almost manifest dark
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 23 Betty Blue  -  Jean-jacques Beineix
Best Summer
     Very sweaty very french
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 24 Tangerine  -  Sean S. Baker
Best Avant Garde iPhone Movie
     Great gritty rad out there L.A. downtown doing stuff man - all filmed on iPhone 5s
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 25 All This Mayhem  -  Eddie Martin
Best Skater Peak
     Out there - World Champion - the waves man - oh the waves
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 26 Star Trek Into Darkness  -  J. J. Abrams
Best Cyber Underwear
     Well made - just to see Alice Eve as Doctor Marcus is such a standout
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 27 King of Thorn  -  Kazuyoshi Katayama
Best New World Order
     Animation new age Medusa hits, people turn to stone, attempt to decipher and live prophecy
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 28 Antitrust  -  Peter Howitt
Best Garage Programmers
     Our idea ov Nirvana - large garage - few computers pizza & writing software 24/7
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 29 Venus In Fur (2013)  -  Roman Polanski
Best Stage Pre-Run
     Movie ov a show being pre-rehursed as an audition before the rehursal & actual show - velvet
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 30 Victoria (2015)  -  Sebastian Schipper
Best Berlin Minimal
     One continuous take - in a Minimal Berlin club for a while - a glimpse ov Berlin clubbing
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 31 Camille (1936)  -  George Cukor
Best Swoon
     Oscar best actress in a leading role, Greta Garbo; 1938
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 32 Daft Punk's Electrorama  -  Daft Punk
Best Midnight Robots
     Offbeat robots trying to pass for human in a robot land - with humans - liked by 'Yen mag
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 33 Howl  -  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best Poem
     Key ov the the Beat Generation, a poem by Allen Ginsberg - read full length ov the movie
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 34 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  -  Simon West
Best Cyber Chic
     Rad extreme costumes home adventure chic style ott clothes very very
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 35 The Lost Thing  -  Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan
Best Thing That Was Lost
     Animation rad bleak lost out ov place just doe'nt fit - sweetheart short film
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 36 Pans Labyrinth (2006)  -  Guillermo Del Toro
Best Drop Ov Blood
     Mytholigcal - beware the 'Table ov Abundance' - they just need a drop ov blood
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 37 V for Vendetta  -  James McTeigue
Best V
     Unseen by radmaximus - said to be one ov the best dystopian dysfunctional realities
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 38 The Happening  -  M. Night Shyamalan
Best Enemy Within
     Prophecy - natural ground, global-sharing - group objection & sameness causes 'will to die'
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 39 The Wicker Man (1973)  -  Robin Hardy
Best Liars
     Well they just need their crops don't they - horrifying - and they we're so friendly
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 40 Atomic Blonde  -  David Leitch
Best Spy On Spy
     Great 80's club soundtrack, Berlin is rad, for some reason we just liked it a lot
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 41 I Robot  -  Alex Proyas
Best Evil Robot Overlord
     The future - robots everywhere - 3 laws - entropic malfunction - all goes wacko
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 42 Conan The Barbarian (1982)  -  John Milius
Best 20 Years On The Wheel
     Made king by his own hand, 20 years on the wheel ov life, profound
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 43 Amadeus (1984)  -  Milo Forman
Best Harpsicord
     Great seeing Mozart playing and performing, he loved making it a comedy as well
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 44 Chappie  -  Neil Blomkamp
Best In Bed With A Robot
     Out ov the blue, robots that think with Die Antwoord as the rebel team/music - arthouse
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 45 Reservoir Dogs  -  Quentin Tarantino
Best Arthouse Gangsters
     Very grainy Arthouse gang stuff - a robery that doe'nt quite go as planned - that'd be right
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 46 Vicky Christina Barcelona  -  Woody Allen
Best Holiday In Barcelona
     Feat. Scarlett Johansson - easygoing and sensual film with an artsist's temperament
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 47 Kalifornia  -  Dominic Sena
Best Ride
     Brad over the top killer bad bad bad and Juliet rad extreme dark bleak
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 48 Only God Forgives  -  Nicolas Winding Refn
Best Not Forgiven
     So ultraviolent in a calm neat zen type way - may be disturbing - quite unforgetable
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 49 Mulholand Drive  -  David Lynch
Best Welcome To Hollywood
     Everyone wants to be a movie star - welcome to the unhinged side - it's all ok or is it
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 50 Ted  -  Seth MacFarlane
Best Wack Teddy Bear
     Dope, chics, beer, jokes, fame, more dope, more beer, more jokes - way wacko & funny
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 51 Les Misérables  -  Tom Hooper
Best Tragedy
     Outstanding French 1800's extreme tragedy with some hope regarding bread
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 52 Grace ov Monaco  -  Oliver Dahan
Best Performance ov Her Life
     Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III - very moving - task - save their country - (fictional)
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 53 8 Mile  -  Curtis Hanson
Best Gritty Rap
     Eminem (acting) doin' his bit as a freestyle rapper in Detroit - enjoyable
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 54 Last Days (2005)  -  Gus Van Sant
Best Kurt
     Last days ov Kurt Cobain in the countryside - bleak and bare - extremely good
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 55 Delicatessen  -  Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Best Vivid
     Dark arthouse black macabre
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 56 American Hustle (2013)  -  David O Russel
Best Hustle
     Gritty paced rad sly underhand great arthouse double flipper
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 57 Oasis: Supersonic  -  Mat Whitecross & Asif Kapadia
Best Champagne Supernova
     Oasis - the story of the rise & rise ov the band & their memorable songs
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 58 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 59 Down By Law  -  Jim Jarmusch
Best Jail Escape
     Dark murky bleak lonely desperate rad and bad
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 60 Eraserhead  -  David Lynch
Best Baby
     Most bizarre bleak wacko movie we've ever seen, a baby you'll never forget
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 61 Inherent Vice  -  Paul Thomas Andeson
Best Stoner PI
     Arthouse stoner abstract chics and general type fun happenings
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 62 Paterson  -  Jim Jaramusch
Best Mundane Poety & Art
     Drawn from the mundane Jim presents a 'Poet', 'Art Chic' & pet - 'Realization' is by chance
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 63 Pump Up The Volume  -  Allan Moyle
Best Bedroom Pirate Radio
     Great pirate radio - few memorable scenes - uses next doors hands free connection
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 64 24 Hour Party People  -  Michael Winterbottom
Best Madchester
     Great warehouse recording studio club aka 'The Haçienda' rave hq
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 65 Logan's Run  -  Michael Anderson
Best Dystopian Break
     Eerie wacko pleasure filled Utopia with just one catch, and what happens going beyond it
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 66 Savages (2012)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Cartels
     The best way for the DEA is to play wholeheartedly on both sides ov the drug game
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 67 The Seventh Seal (1957)  -  Ingmar Bergman
Best Failure On The Razors Edge
     This is the one everyone knows - it's why all early attempts on The Razors Edge failed
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 68 American Honey  -  Andrea Arnold
Best Road Group
     Something just arty road type stuff without appearing to be - Young Americans just survivimg
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 69 Midsummer Nights Dream (1999)  -  Michael Hoffman
Best Garden
     Great to see how the goddess and the devils all get along in the garden
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 70 Rollerball (1975)  -  Norman Jewison
Best Speedball
     Great game - just don't fall down - possibly you'll never forget
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 71 Jean de Florette  -  Claude Berri
Best Heartbreak
     A sweet tragedy - unforgettable for some reason - so innocent so tragic so evil
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 72 Spaceballs  -  Mel Brooks
Best Evil Overlord
     See Dark Helmet and one ov the funiest scenes ever
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 73 Unfriended  -  Tim Bekmambetov, Jason Blum, Nelson Greaves
Best Horror Computer
     Aka 'Cybernatural' - Social Media goes terribly wrong - great - especially for computer geeks
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 74 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)  -  Victor Fleming
Best 40's Chics
     Unforgettable chics - quite remarkable - has something extra easily overlooked
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 75 The Theory of Everything (2014)  -  James Marsh
Best Persistence
     Stephen Hawkings portrail ov his life at university and development ov various theorys
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 76 Yves Saint Laurent  -  Jalil Lespert
Best Life By Design
     He never worked a day in his life - he designed constantly, as he liked, without rules
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 77 Go (1999)  -  Doug Liman
Best Party Venture
     To the rave and all it's fantasy (with Katie) mmm.. great and wack - on drugs
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 78 This Is the End  -  Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Best Apocalypse Party
     Party at the end ov the road ov civilisation - rad exteme funny and altogether possible
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 79 Terminator Salvation  -  McG
Best Machine Takeover
     Wack dystopian Arnie future cyber superweb (Skynet) mechanized rule & war - rad
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 80 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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 81 The Social Network  -  David Fincher
Best Face Value
     Facebook, the minute he made it, snakes were all law suits for speaking a few words
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 82 Pulp: a film about Life Death & Supermarkets  -  Florian Habicht
Best Pulp Mania
     Great up to speed with Pulp and Jarvis - as you do
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 83 True Romance  -  Quentin Tarantino
Best Art Suitcase
     Quite a find - the chic and the stuff - let's go to the retro - great fun - lookout
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 84 Beautiful Noise  -  Eric Green
Best Shoegazer
     Doco film with many shoegazer bands - rad - ott - great - a treat in sound
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 85 The Perks of Being a Walflower  -  Stephen Ohbosky
Best Sweetheart Wallflower
     Really good fun with partys and stuff on the edge ov sweetness
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 86 Un Chien Andalou (1929)  -  Louis Buñuel
Best Freudian Free Association
     French Surrealist Cinema - David Bowie featured this film on his 'Station to Station' tour
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 87 Pusher (2012)  -  Luis Prieto
Best Drug Orbital
     Coke - where's the Coke - clubbing - Agyness Deyn - time - rad in the night - music
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 88 Get Smart (2008)  -  Peter Segal
Best Cone Ov Silence
     Total surprise one ov the funniest, Max and 99 are rad, with some celebration
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 89 Rogue Trader  -  James Dearden
Best Call Margin
     For those who like stockmarkets - how he crashed the world
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 90 Walk the Line  -  James Mangold
Best Jail Cash
     Life and times ov Johnny Cash - very well done with Joaquin Phoenix as Cash
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 91 True Stories  -  David Byrne
Best Wack Cowboy Hat
     Cult classic for 'Talking Heads' - recommended by 'Yen' mag - may have acid induced parts
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 92 Day Ov The Triffids  -  Steve Sekely
Best Plant Takeover
     Unforgettable plant overload and overkill - lingers in memory for ages - specially when alone
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 93 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 94 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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 95 Johnny Suede  -  Tom Dicillo
Best Quiff
     Great styling simple plot - Brad in the best sweetheart movie
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 96 The Birdcage  -  Mike Nichols
Best Sunset Club
     Outrageous camp fun frolick unforgettable beachside club in paradise - memory embed
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 97 Citizenfour  -  Lara Poitras
Best 'We Know Nothing'
     All Internet data is being stored - Ed Snowden tells NSA has been peeking at it & phones
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 98 Morgan (2016)  -  Luke Scott
Best Cyber Gene
     Genetics and humans - a dangerous mix - what have they done - gone rogue
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 99 Jumunji  -  Joe Johnston
Best Lost Paradise
     Out there - what is real - where is real - gives understanding ov this 'public term'
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 100 Cruising  -  William Friedkin
Best Cruise
     Dark rad underground club culture New York - out there
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 101 Kill Your Darlings (2013)  -  John Krokidas
Best Cause and Effect
     Beat generation came from here - Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac and tragedy
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 102 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 103 New Rose Hotel  -  Abel Ferrara
Best New Rose
     Cyberpunk movie based on a story by William Gibson - keeps coming up - worth a look at
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 104 The Spirit  -  Frank Miller
Best Comic Book Style
     Very arty done as comics look, bleak rad chics very different
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 105 Brüno  -  Larry Charles
Best Velcro Suit
     Babys familiar with antiquated heavy machinery, fashion, tv, outrageous - rad and rad
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 106 Easy Rider  -  Dennis Hopper
Best Bikers
     Bleak nowhere ride rad bikes drugs ultraviolent
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 107 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  -  Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller
Best Gritty Grit
     Outrageous film production ov comic slash ultraviolence - a cinematic treat
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 108 Angel Heart  -  Alan Parker
Best Devil
     The Devil goes to Georgia, dark, moody, sensual, rad
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 109 Escape from New York  -  John Carpenter
Best Island Maelström
     Rad dark bleak desperate out there type happenings as Manhattan Island jail
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 110 All Eyez on Me  -  Benny Boom
Best Eyes
     Tupac Shakur - The Best song to ever come out ov California - now 'The Standard' - his life
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 111 Ruben Guthrie  -  Brendan Cowell
Best Wack OTT Life
     Life in advertising is wack & the model girlfriend & the ART & the booze & stuff - very good
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 112 A Dangerous Method  -  David Cronenberg
Best Spanking
     Keira Knightley aka 'spank me nightly' with some insight into Freud and Jung
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 113 Metropolis (1927)  -  Fritz Lang
Best Silent Movie
     Futuristic extreme overdone macabre way ahead prophecy (off reality - right octive)
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 114 Two-Lane Blacktop  -  Monte Hellman
Best Street Rod
     A street rod needs somewhere to drag other rods - bleak 70's rad cult
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 115 Cosmopolis  -  David Cronenberg
Best Limo Ride
     Dystopian to say the least - life perceived by Robert in the limo right in the thick ov things
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 116 Birdman  -  Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Actor Playing An Actor
     Some magical - some hallucinatory - some acting - some theater - inside the inside - rad
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 117 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 118 The Neon Demon  -  Nicolas Winding Refn
Best LA Modeling Scene
     Outrageous, slow, dark, vivid, subdued, Alt, Great Clubland, unreal, experimental, we liked it
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 119 The Last Picture Show (1971)  -  Peter Bogdanovich
Best Nude Pool Party
     Existance will exist & people try to be people - makes sense - does it - so they do something
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 120 Trash  -  Paul Morrissey
Best Drug Day Afternoon
     Warhol doing his trashyness
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 121 Pompeii  -  Paul W. S. Anderson
Best City Beside Volcano
     Great look at what life was like in Pompeii and how the story actually went - different
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 122 Animal Farm (1954)  -  John Halas & Joy Batchelor
Best Farm
     Said by many to be the 'most avant garde' movie ever made - still unseen by rad maximus
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 123 Eden (2013)  -  Mia Hansen-Love
Best French 90's Clubland
     Indie arthouse set in French underground clubland - just great - for clubbers to enjoy
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 124 Red Riding Hood (2011)  -  Catherine Hardwicke
Best Cape
     Amanda Seyfried - excellent - 'Red Riding Hood' & the let's not forget 'The Wolf'
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 125 La La Land  -  Damien Chazelle
Best Hollywood
     Ultra low impact idylic Hollywood and just so sweet - a surprisingly outstanding Musical
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 126 Inside Llewyn Davis  -  Joel Cohen & Ehtan Cohen
Best Gaslight
     Arthouse arts staying in the arthouse arts singing & playing folk songs - gritty
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 127 Lawnmower Man  -  Brett Leonard
Best Cyber Grass
     That's what he was - now he's part ov the machine - in the computer reality - wack
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 128 The Internship  -  Shaun Levy
Best Net House
     Google - why they lead and others are way way behind - fun fun fun and then some fun
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 129 Bright Lights, Big City  -  James Bridges
Best NY Lost & Found - Maybe
     NY 80's with clubland trying to live and get by - something unique - Michael J. Fox does great
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