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 1 Spring Breakers  -  Harmony Korine
Best Maelström
     Neon glow arthouse version ov breakers breaking - dealin: James Franco (nasty) - best
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 2 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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 3 Best F(r)iends (2017)  -  Justin MacGregor
Best Gold Collector
     Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero (both from 'The Room') star in this truly gritty arty raw film
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 4 Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016)  -  James Bobin
Best Time Out
     Things go a bit wacko - time is not neccessarily on their side - Johnny Depp is great
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 5 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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 6 Les Misérables  -  Tom Hooper
Best Tragedy
     Outstanding French 1800's extreme tragedy with some hope regarding bread
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 7 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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 8 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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 9 Zoolander  -  Ben Stiller
Best Showstopping Stare
     Rad, great scenes and clubs, model shows, indecision, looks, stares, the whole damn show
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 10 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 11 Velvet Goldmine  -  Todd Haynes
Best Glam Rock
     Great fashion - including the best 30 seconds ov film ever - rad, vivid, wild and free
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 12 Johnny Mnemonic  -  Robert Longo
Best Cyberpunk
     Adaptions from book 'Neuromancer' by William Gibson - rad, dark, underground
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 13 Irrational Man  -  Woody Allen
Best Philosophy Ov Justification
     Love the philosophy professor - quintessential bleakness or existential misappropriation
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 14 Edge Of Tomorrow  -  Doug Liman
Best Angel
     Sci-fi rad quick paced with Tom and Emily mmmmm....
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 15 The Cabin in the Woods  -  Drew Goddard
Best Mythical Horror
     First the harbinger, then the gate - it's all up to you next - out there
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 16 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)  -  George Miller
Best Dystopian Desert
     Non stop gritty war on the run with cyber desert vehicles ov dark pre-Valhalla
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 17 Clockwork Orange  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Ultraviolence
     Ultraviolent, dark, rad, extreme, Beethoven
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 18 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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 19 Eraserhead  -  David Lynch
Best Baby
     Most bizarre bleak wacko movie we've ever seen, a baby you'll never forget
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 20 Rebel Without a Cause  -  Nicholas Ray
Best Not A Lot Happening
     James Dean - this movie is exceedingly famous - great to see - he's a rebel - against what?
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 21 Bohemian Rhapsody  -  Bryan Singer
Best Sheer Fame
     Outstanding movie ov Freddie Mercury's life with Queen - quite overwhelming direct to fame
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 22 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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 23 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  -  Mike Newell
Best Books
     Just divine the get togethers that happen, and the people you meet
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 24 Suburbicon  -  George Clooney
Best Decent into the Maelström
     Where people help each other, attend your home for assistance & really love their neigborhood
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 25 A Quiet Place  -  John Kransinski
Best Silence
     They can't see - however they can hear - exceedingly well - Alien Future - rad
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 26 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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 27 Beirut  -  Brad Anderson
Best Trade Off
     A very good Beirut in the eighties, rubble warzone with an American presence
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 28 The Man Who Fell to Earth  -  Nicolas Roeg
Best Prophetic
     Very close prophecy - an alien loaded with industrial designs, rad camera & fitting end...
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 29 Johnny Suede  -  Tom Dicillo
Best Quiff
     Great styling simple plot - Brad in the best sweetheart movie
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 30 Exit Through The Gift Shop  -  Banksy
Best Graffiti
     Arthouse, doco/film graffiti, extreme, rad, color, stencils, show, vibrant ott
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 31 Searching for Sugar Man  -  Malik Bendjellioul
Best Return from The Dead
     Very sweet and innocent man who loved his music - did the best with what they had
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 32 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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 33 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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 34 Putney Swope  -  Robert Downey Snr.
Best CEO by Avoidance
     From Shepard Fairey (OBEY) - outstanding stuff - maybe dystopian - read title from Juxtapoz
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 35 Dirty Harry  -  Don Siegel
Best Dirt
     Extreme un-western with Clint Eastwood - mad bad and rad (if you feel lucky)
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 36 Ocean's 8  -  Gary Ross
Best Met Gala
     Off the edge the whole way, seat ov your pants stuff - really surprising
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 37 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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 38 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  -  Simon West
Best Cyber Chic
     Rad extreme costumes home adventure chic style ott clothes very very
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 39 Mood Indigo  -  Michel Gondry
Best Ringing Ov The Bell
     Wack French arthouse complete with cloud chairs, sunshine and rain (at the same time)
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 40 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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 41 The Post  -  Stephen Spielberg
Best Newspaper
     How a newspaper runs with red hot government secrets - rad
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 42 Groundhog Day  -  Harold Ramis
Best Yesterday Today
     Great to see why everyone uses this term - quite funny - interesting how he works it out
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 43 My Week With Marilyn  -  Simon Curtis
Best Film About Marilyn
     Michelle does such an excellent wonderful part , it seems to actually be Marilyn
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 44 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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 45 BlacKkKlansman  -  Spike Lee
Best Afro
     Out there apparently derived from a true story - the 70's movie itself is very good
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 46 Mission: Impossible – Fallout  -  Cristopher McQuarrie
Best Helicopter Crash
     Tom Cruise does'nt appear to be ageing at all - good spy stuff with ott helicpoter tangles
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 47 Apocalypse Now  -  Francis Ford Coppola
Best Mornings
     The other poster (one ov the best) with the helicopters in the morning sun says most -
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 48 Antitrust  -  Peter Howitt
Best Garage Programmers
     Our idea ov Nirvana - large garage - few computers pizza & writing software 24/7
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 49 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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 50 Frank  -  Lenny Abrahamson
Best Head Start
     Frank is insane, he just wants to keep the band together, perform and record
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 51 Camille (1936)  -  George Cukor
Best Swoon
     Oscar best actress in a leading role, Greta Garbo; 1938
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 52 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets  -  Luc Besson
Best Space Pilot
     Cara Delevingne takes the lead and holds it - really good effort - Dane is a delight
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 53 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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 54 Inherent Vice  -  Paul Thomas Andeson
Best Stoner PI
     Arthouse stoner abstract chics and general type fun happenings
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 55 Blow  -  Ted Demme
Best Sunnies
     Cocain and more cocain - don't cross them - on the run - from who
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 56 To Live and Die in L.A.  -  William Friedkin
Best Music Album Cover Ever
     Music by Wang Chung - worth seeing the album cover first and take a ride
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 57 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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 58 Lovelace  -  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best 'Actress'
     Amanda Seyfried is a great Linda Lovelace - historic time in the 'movie' industry
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 59 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 60 Pulp Fiction  -  Quentin Tarentino
Best Disposal
     Surprisingy full on, ultraviolent and actually very good
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 61 They Live  -  John Carpenter
Best Propaganda
     Source: 'OBEY' used with 'André the Giant' in Shepard Fairey Russian based Art/Propaganda
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 62 Taking Woodstock  -  Ang Lee
Best Hippie Freakout
     Rad, full on, Jimi Hendrix, behind the scenes as an actual movie - exceptional
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 63 The Beach  -  Danny Boyle
Best Beach
     Very surprisingly edgy, isolated tropical island, dope, people, death, tragedy, survival
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 64 Mary Shelley  -  Haifaa al-Mansour
Best Dashing Dashers
     Just a treat - life as a noble - writing, poetry, art, fun, travel & occasional quicksand pit
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 65 Rollerball (1975)  -  Norman Jewison
Best Speedball
     Great game - just don't fall down - possibly you'll never forget
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 66 Dogs In Space  -  Richard Lowenstein
Best Bohemian Layabout Musos
     Students to rock stars drugs music haywire collapse and ov course the performance
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 67 Last Days in the Desert  -  Rodrigo Garcia
Best Devil You Know
     Jesus & The Devil (both Ewan McGregor) - makes you wonder who's running this show
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 68 Casablanca  -  Michael Curtiz
Best Piano Player
     See Sam playing it again, the bar, the chic, great and surprising to watch
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 69 Inception  -  Christopher Nolan
Best Quantum Leaps
     Extreme interdimensional reality shifts - not always a dream - real is not what it seems
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 70 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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 71 The Crow  -  Alex Proyas
Best Dark Star
     Gothic rad extreme dark minimal great
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 72 Darkest Hour  -  Joe Wright
Best Winston Churchill
     Ott all the way with Winston Churchill leading England - with alcohol and good food
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 73 Bicycle Thieves (1948)  -  Vittorio De Sica
Best Neo-Realism
     Quintessential Italian classic were some ov the 'New Yorker's descriptions
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 74 12 Monkeys  -  Terry Gilliam
Best Wall Graffiti
     Like Brazil with a twist and Brad the doper - unforgettable off-net graffiti
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 75 T2 Trainspotting  -  Danny Boyle
Best Coat Hanger Job
     Very enjoyable - people just living the best way they can - rad style - out there
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 76 Sucker Punch  -  Zack Snyder
Best Baby Doll
     Way out there psychiatric institution dance dream battle rad
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 77 CaptainSpaceman  -  CaptainSpaceman
Best Neo Culture Film Making
     BabylonScreen's first break-away movie - 30 YouTube videos strung together - the razor
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 78 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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 79 Ingrid Goes West  -  Matt Spicer
Best Social Media Climber
     Instagram fan nightmare - and it was all so good - yeah sure it was
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 80 Mata Hari (1931)  -  George Fitzmaurice
Best Dance for Shiva
     Love Gretta Garbo
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 81 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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 82 Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman  -  Angela Robinson
Best Three's OK
     Bella Heathcote is just lovely in this erotically charged miracle ov life and creation
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 83 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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 84 El Monstro Del Mar!  -  Stuart Simpson
Best Blood Squirts
     Excessive schlock - ultra trimmed production - rubber monster - off with the head
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 85 Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)  -  Sam Taylor-Johnson
Best Saucy
     It's a bit saucy - great to see some humans going at it - the old S&M routine - rad
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 86 Electric Dreams  -  Steve Barron
Best Rogue Computer
     Comedy - his AI computer get's into the phone network and does things to him - bad things
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 87 Metropolis (1927)  -  Fritz Lang
Best Silent Movie
     Futuristic extreme overdone macabre way ahead prophecy (off reality - right octive)
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 88 Lolita (1997)  -  Adrian Lyne
Best Bad
     Classic badness - all the traits ov a banned movie however not banned
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 89 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 90 Cruel Intentions  -  Roger Kumble
Best Deception
     How the bored get their kicks, great indoor scenery, deception on deception v deception
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 91 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol  -  Brad Bird
Best Immpossible Gadgets
     Really great - genuine suspense all the way through - how will they do it
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 92 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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 93 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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 94 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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 95 Killing Them Softly  -  Andrew Dominik
Best Soft Kill
     Strangely out there - just is - Brad in his best killing mode with Tony Soprano (JG)
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 96 Lawless  -  John Hillcoat - writer: Nick Cave
Best Bad Good Guy
     Absolute badness from Guy Pearce - outstanding dirty Fed Agent among Prohibition
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 97 Spaceballs  -  Mel Brooks
Best Evil Overlord
     See Dark Helmet and one ov the funiest scenes ever
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 98 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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 99 8 Mile  -  Curtis Hanson
Best Gritty Rap
     Eminem (acting) doin' his bit as a freestyle rapper in Detroit - enjoyable
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 100 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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 101 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)  -  Robert Wiene
Best Abstract Expressionistic Backgrounds
     One of the most influential films of the German Expressionist Movement
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 102 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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 103 Things To Come (1936)  -  William Cameron Menzies
Best Fascist Regime
     Wings over the world, based in Basra, southern Iraq, from where a new civilisation begins
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 104 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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 105 La La Land  -  Damien Chazelle
Best Hollywood
     Ultra low impact idylic Hollywood and just so sweet - a surprisingly outstanding Musical
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 106 Predestination  -  Michael Spierig / Peter Spierig
Best Something From Very Little
     Way wack set in past America outstanding complexity ov the script - unfold after unfold
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 107 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 108 Bright Lights, Big City  -  James Bridges
Best NY Lost & Found - Maybe
     NY 80's with clubland trying to live and get by - feels unique - Michael J. Fox does great
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 109 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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 110 American Made  -  Doug Liman
Best Fancy Pilot
     Tom Cruise gets everybody wanting him to delver stuff - and he does - ott
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