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 1 Dorian Gray (2009)  -  Oliver Parker
Best Portrait
     An 'Art Deal' with Mephisto and a steady 'Decent into the Maelström' begins
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 2 The Riot Club  -  Lone Scherfig
Best Oxford Club
     Aristocratic Oxford 10 - hedonism - dinner - partys - raucous behavior - all the best stuff
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 3 We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks  -  Alex Gibney
Best Maybe Story
     May be close may be way way off - who cares - it's about Julian and his hack job
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 4 Scarface (1983)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Cocaine
     Drugs, oblivion, rad, extreme, unforgettable
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 5 Bagdad Café  -  Percy Adlon
Best Bleak Cafe
     Rad, bleak, dusty, desert and somehow very arthouse
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 6 God Help The Girl  -  Stuart Murdoch
Best Out The Window
     Gentle escape now and then from the 'Luney Bin', friends making music, the joy ov living
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 7 The Exorcist  -  William Friedkin
Best Possessed
     Truly unforgettable, extreme possession, rad and out there
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 8 Black Narcissus  -  Michael Powell, Emerick Pressburger
Best Nunn
     Just divine in so many ways, unforgettable
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 9 Buffalo '66  -  Vincent Gallo
Best Ballet Heist
     Needs a girlfriend standin, get's a full on arthouse road trip
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 10 54  -  Mark Christopher
Best 70's Club
     All the traits ov a great NY club - Studio 54 - glamorous, pretty, rad, door-people, had it all
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 11 Mistress America  -  Noah Baumbach
Best Charming & Busy
     NY life for some is all doing things constantly - many things - a lot - and being charming
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 12 Terminator Salvation  -  McG
Best Machine Takeover
     Wack dystopian Arnie future cyber superweb (Skynet) mechanized rule & war - rad
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 13 Guest House Paradiso  -  Adrian Edmondson
Best Fire Hazard
     Ott coast-side guest house mad mad & rad and the nightwear - superb
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 14 My Own Private Idaho  -  Gus Van Sant
Best Plastic House
     Rad, arty, extreme yet subtle, out there yet normal, wack yet sane - great
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 15 Hackers  -  Iain Softley
Best Phone Calls
     Vibrant got all the call codes tech and fast with early Angelina Jolie
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 16 Betty Blue  -  Jean-jacques Beineix
Best Summer
     Very sweaty very french
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 17 Taxi Driver  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Taxi
     Out there ott over the edge rescue gone wrong helper gone mad
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 18 Sicario (2015)  -  Denis Villeneuve
Best Border Crossing
     Mexico is dystopia flat out man - and the CIA wanna know - in - out - underneath
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 19 Appleseed Ex Machina  -  Shinji Aramaki
Best Cyber Chic
     Manga animation flat out rad bike rad everything
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 20 Lost Highway  -  David Lynch
Best Trip ov The Condemned
     Wack, out there, very surrealist entertainment, philosophical dystopian hedonism
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 21 Beauty and the Beast (2017)  -  Bill Condon
Best Beast
     Just charming and delightful all the way through, with talking clock, candelabra and things
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 22 9½ Weeks  -  Adrian Lyne
Best Time In New York
     Ott sensual at one ov it's movie best - screens everywhere - obsessed
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 23 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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 24 V/H/S/2  -  Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard & others
Best Phone Movie
     Apparently made on phones, remote cams, computer cams etc - dark, rad & wack
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 25 Zombieland  -  Ruben Fleischer
Best Indiscriminate Killing
     Really great for blowing zombies to bits with shotguns and Bill Murray does a great zombie
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 26 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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 27 The Loved Ones  -  Sean Byrne
Best Labotomy
     Just way too much like dark unexpected surreal while being homely horror date
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 28 Tron (1982)  -  Steven Lisberger
Best Data Entry
     Full on rad life within the computer/software the lightbike race exquisite
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 29 Pleasantville  -  Gary Ross
Best 50's Bad Chic
     Easy to be bad when everything's so good - Pleasantville - very pleasant chics - just great
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 30 Sleepy Hollow  -  Tim Burton
Best Dark Forrest
     Great costumes and drama in the dark woods with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci
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 31 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus  -  Terry Gilliam
Best Mirror
     Climb to the top and jump to your death or the Devil get's your soul - one way or the other
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 32 Vulgaria  -  Pang Ho-Cheung
Best Movie About Making A Porn Movie
     Wack ott out there inocent and not actually pornographic rad new / old adventure
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 33 Shutter Island  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Illusion
     Story unfolds into a new psycho story - all is not what it seems - rad
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 34 The Limits of Control  -  Jim Jarmusch
Best Wack Coffees
     Surreal, vivid, great costumes - not a lot said - very out there
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 35 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 36 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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 37 Tracks (2013)  -  John Curran
Best Camels
     Must see if you love animals - those camels just have all the love in them
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 38 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues  -  Adam McKay
Best Dead Man
     1: is unseen by us - this one we could'nt stop laughing for a few days
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 39 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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 40 This Must Be the Place  -  Paolo Sorrentino
Best Retired Goth Rock Star
     Great character to every detail superb, just so good, best this year
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 41 The Hunger Games  -  Gary Ross
Best Dystopian Life
     Reminds ov Rollerball so wacko dystopian future with a yearly battle to keep entropy happy
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 42 Ed Wood  -  Tim Burton
Best Rubber Monster
     Bela Lugosi, Vampira, girls clothing, and making movies any way he can
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 43 Stone Bros.  -  Richard Frankland
Best Gunja Road Trip
     Very funny all the way rad stoner type times - "made on dope"
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 44 This Is Spinal Tap  -  Rob Reiner
Best Love Stick
     Ott parody ov rock bands & their 'tour', the music & stage, it's all there - or is it - unseen
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 45 The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle  -  Julien Temple
Best Ronnie Biggs
     Featuring Ronnie, the Pistols on the Thames, Malcolm and all the stuff
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 46 The Drop  -  Michaël R. Roskam
Best Drop
     James Gandolfini runs a bar owned by the Chechnyan mafia - need we say more
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 47 Suicide Squad (2016)  -  David Ayer
Best Laugh
     Jared Leto rad - Will Smith killer - Margo Robbie crazy - Cara Delevingne great - ott
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 48 Wild Things  -  John Mcnaughton
Best Carwash
     Bad chics bad guys just bad bad bad and just so great
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 49 1984  -  Michael Radford
Best Hysteria
     On the verge ov hysteria leading up to 1984, rad, out there and the 'Thought Police'
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 50 Control (2007)  -  Anton Corbijn
Best Joy Division
     Film (acted) about Ian Curtis - his life, the band's music and friends, his death
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 51 I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run  -  Nick Hall
Best Dodge Missing
     For fans ov Joe Strummer 'The Clash' on the run so to speak - life and times - rad - great
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 52 Westworld  -  Micheal Crighton
Best Software
     Come to Westworld, they're all robots, you'll have a great time time time time time time time
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 53 Naked Lunch  -  Dabid Cronenberg
Best Pyrethrum Trip
     Under severe hallucinations a completely imagined scenario with stuff and things - wack
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 54 Animal Kingdom (2010)  -  David Mitchôd
Best Animal Bank Robbers
     Out there ultraviolent modern day suburban bank robbers that dislike each other
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 55 Rocky Horror Picture Show  -  Jim Sharman
Best Perverted Movie
     For anyone who has'nt seen it - it really is early rad extreme everything
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 56 Nosferatu  -  F.W. Murnau
Best Creepy Walk
     Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent's wife.
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 57 Looper  -  Rian Johnson
Best Gritty Future
     Outstanding dystopian future sets - rad - and farm time with Emily
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 58 Straship Troopers  -  Paul Verhoeven
Best Brain Bug
     Future Sci-Fi - the other race has a Brain Bug for a leader - fascinating
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 59 The Runaways  -  Floria Sigismondi
Best Cherry Bomb
     Great look at the start and procession ov the Runaways & Joan Jet
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 60 Live By Night  -  Ben Affleck
Best I'm Not A Gangster
     Great prohibition boss who could negotiate and get things done for the Mafia
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 61 Chopper  -  Andrew Dominik
Best Bad Person
     Eric Bana (comedian) does a fine Chopper - the life and times ov badness
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 62 Batman and Robin (1997)  -  Joel Schumacher
Best Rubber Coated Batgirl
     Alicia in rubber mmmm.... worth seeing just for the fetish material
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 63 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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 64 Pump Up The Volume  -  Allan Moyle
Best Bedroom Pirate Radio
     Great Pirate Radio - few memorable scenes - uses next door's 'Hands Free' connection
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 65 Life  -  Anton Corbijn
Best Bridge Crossing
     James Dean's - 'Life' magazine iconic photograph and the moodiness ov it's star focus
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 66 Red State  -  Kevin Smith
Best Wack Church
     Religion gone so terribly terribly wrong - and so ultraviolent for a country church
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 67 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation  -  Christopher McQuarrie
Best Opera Killzone
     Action packed all the way - cleverly exhausts the audience trying to figure it out on the fly
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