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 1 Eraserhead  -  David Lynch
Best Baby
     Most bizarre bleak wacko movie we've ever seen, a baby you'll never forget
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 2 Alvin Purple
Best Ohh Ahh
     Wack sex type comedy from the Seventies - set Australian records at the time
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 3 The Miseducation of Cameron Post  -  Desiree Akhavan
Best Maelström
     Amazing how silent oblivion can be - got to be a parody - played at maximum quietness
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 4 La Belle Verte aka The Green Beautiful  -  Coline Serreau
Best Green
     Independent - said 'the best film ever seen' by the reviewer
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 5 A Simple Favor  -  Paul Feig
Best Death Game
     Twisted perceptions abound with surprising outcomes - so to speak
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 6 Back to Burgundy  -  Cédric Klapisch
Best Winery
     Really peaceful winery life with all the winery type things they do - very enjoyable
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 7 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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 8 Ladies in Black  -  Bruce Beresford
Best Charming Surprise
     Set in the Fiftees Australia - charming all the way through - a real treat
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 9 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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 10 Phantom Thread  -  Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Dress Designer
     Dashing and enchanted - fashion and fun doing it - steady - rad - slightly ott
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 11 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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 12 Clueless  -  Amy Heckerling
Best 'Up And In' in Beverly Hills
     Alicia is so divine - for any fans this is great - life and all it's stuff - just is
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 13 Stone (1974)  -  Sandy Harbutt
Best Cliff Jump
     Biker movie from the Seventies - Quentin Tarantino likes it - so do we
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 14 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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 15 Mary Magdalene  -  Garth Davis
Best Mary
     Joaquin Phoenix is Jesus
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 16 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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 17 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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 18 Reservoir Dogs  -  Quentin Tarantino
Best Arthouse Gangsters
     Very grainy Arthouse gang stuff - a robbery that does'nt quite go as planned - that'd be right
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 19 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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 20 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening  -  M Salomon, J Newsome, E Bross
Best With Indiana
     For fans ov Indiana Evans this is a real treat for 100 days - Watch on YouTube Movies
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 21 The Gospel According to André  -  Kate Novack
Best Love Affair With Fashion
     Just loves it all so much - living the love affair
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 22 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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 23 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  -  Terry Gilliam
Best Acid
     Wack acid drug trip words hallucinations hotels desert rad extreme serverly drug induced
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 24 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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 25 Kalifornia  -  Dominic Sena
Best Ride
     Brad over the top killer bad bad bad and Juliet rad extreme dark bleak
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 26 Crooked House  -  Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Best Detective
     Charming mix ov fun investigating stuff - is there a solution - we shall see
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 27 Isle of Dogs  -  Wes Anderson
Best Dogs Life
     Very entertaining - this film is just not like another - so it's great
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 28 Solo: A Star Wars Story  -  Ron Howard
Best Solo
     One ov the best ov the series, just is, entertaining, energetic, well paced, understandable
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 29 Blow  -  Ted Demme
Best Sunnies
     Cocain and more cocain - don't cross them - on the run - from who
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 30 Easy Rider  -  Dennis Hopper
Best Bikers
     Bleak nowhere ride rad bikes drugs ultraviolent
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 31 Rubber (2010)  -  Quentin Dupieux
Best Tyre
     Out there - chases people around and they explode spontaniously when it gets excited
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 32 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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 33 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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 34 Cruising  -  William Friedkin
Best Cruise
     Dark rad underground club culture New York - out there
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 35 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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 36 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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 37 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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 38 Once Upon A Time In Mexico  -  Robert Rodriguez
Best Mod Western
     One ov the best movie posters ever - violent and rad
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 39 Brüno  -  Larry Charles
Best Velcro Suit
     Babys familiar with antiquated heavy machinery, fashion, TV, outrageous - rad and rad
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 40 The Happening  -  M. Night Shyamalan
Best Enemy Within
     Prophecy - natural ground, global-sharing - group objection & sameness causes 'will to die'
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 41 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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 42 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 43 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  -  Martin McDonagh
Best Billboards
     Strange that is was very good and won a lot ov awards - not what you may expect
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 44 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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 45 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace  -  Stephen Hopkins
Best Alien Queen
     Alien trade, council, queen, war - has some very key æon ingredients
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 46 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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 47 Good Time (2017)  -  Ben Safdie and Josh Safdie
Best Bank Gift
     Robert Pattinson in NY gritty life stealing living and trying to escape any police - quite good
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 48 Rogue Trader  -  James Dearden
Best Call Margin
     For those who like stockmarkets - how he crashed the world
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 49 Dredd  -  Pete Travis
Best Wack Future Soundtrack
     Soundtrack very dark future bleak match to the movie - way dystopia
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 50 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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 51 Ready Player One (2018)  -  Stephen Spielberg
Best VR with Evil
     Actually really enjoyed this - Ben Mendelsohn is rad as the Evil One
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 52 Life Stinks  -  Mel Brooks
Best Homeless Rich Guy
     Not as easy as it may seem Penthouse to Pavement then trying Pavement to Penthouse
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 53 Bulworth  -  Warren Beatty
Best Stoner Candidate
     Great points Free Trade, Black Market trade, gunja energised people real and funny
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 54 A Dangerous Method  -  David Cronenberg
Best Spanking
     Keira Knightley aka 'spank me nightly' with some insight into Freud and Jung
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 55 Thelma & Louise  -  Ridley Scott
Best Surpirse Destination
     All going along fine, a breakaway road trip, bit quirky, then........
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 56 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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 57 Rollerball (1975)  -  Norman Jewison
Best Speedball
     Great game - just don't fall down - possibly you'll never forget
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 58 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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 59 Clockwork Orange  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Ultraviolence
     Ultraviolent, dark, rad, extreme, Beethoven
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 60 The Imitation Game  -  Morton Tyldum
Best Decoding Machine
     Historic adaption ov one ov the first calculating machines & pressure getting it to function
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 61 Inception  -  Christopher Nolan
Best Quantum Leaps
     Extreme interdimensional reality shifts - not always a dream - real is not what it seems
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 62 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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 63 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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 64 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 65 The Crow  -  Alex Proyas
Best Dark Star
     Gothic rad extreme dark minimal great
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 66 El Monstro Del Mar!  -  Stuart Simpson
Best Blood Squirts
     Excessive schlock - ultra trimmed production - rubber monster - off with the head
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 67 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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 68 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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 69 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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 70 Downsizing  -  Alexander Payne
Best 3" People
     Matt Damon 3" tall is out there - in their lego type homes and stuff
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 71 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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 72 The Wolf of Wall Street  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Bull Market
     Funny badness ott drugs women partys and the crashing - oh the crashing - rad
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 73 Lady Bird  -  Greta Gerwig
Best Do Your Own Thing
     Greta's first solo movie - Saiorse doing her stuff - as you do - sweet and enjoyable
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 74 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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 75 Red Sparrow  -  Francis Lawrence
Best Double / Double Agent
     Spies on spies trained and ready - out there in Russia - may be disturbing for some
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 76 20,000 Days on Earth  -  Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Best Nick
     Nick Cave in fine form with guests and a great rundown ov him as 'The Devil'
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 77 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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 78 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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 79 Midnight Express (1978)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Jail Visit
     Drug shipment gone wrong, bleak destitute jail in a strange foreign land
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 80 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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 81 Æon Flux  -  Karyn Kasuma
Best Cyberdome
     Hot future fashion - everything ott, people disappear, escape to what
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 82 Jumunji  -  Joe Johnston
Best Lost Paradise
     Out there - what is real - where is real - gives understanding ov this 'public term'
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 83 Jean de Florette  -  Claude Berri
Best Heartbreak
     A sweet tragedy - unforgettable for some reason - so innocent so tragic so evil
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 84 District 9  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Alien Refugees
     Rad unexpected ghetto alien life (with ghetto clothing) very well done
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 85 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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 86 Bowfinger  -  Frank Oz
Best Surprise Aliens
     Very funny and one ott scene - like he's really really scared ov aliens man
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 87 All This Mayhem  -  Eddie Martin
Best Skater Peak
     Out there - World Champion - the waves man - oh the waves
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 88 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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 89 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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 90 The Killer Inside Me  -  Michael Winterbottom
Best Wack Psycho Smalltown
     Way wack psycho stuff with a smalltown mid-west exterior veneer
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 91 La La Land  -  Damien Chazelle
Best Hollywood
     Ultra low impact idylic Hollywood and just so sweet - a surprisingly outstanding Musical
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 92 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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 93 Beautiful Noise  -  Eric Green
Best Shoegazer
     Doco film with many shoegazer bands - rad - ott - great - a treat in sound
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 94 Team America: World Police  -  Trey Parker
Best Password
     One ov the best one liners in cinema - ott all the way & the secret password - really is rad
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 95 American Hustle (2013)  -  David O Russel
Best Hustle
     Gritty paced rad sly underhand great arthouse double flipper
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 96 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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 97 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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 98 American Beauty  -  Sam Mendes
Best Sleepover
     Sensual to say the least - very memorable, has that certain je ne sais quoi
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 99 Angel Heart  -  Alan Parker
Best Devil
     The Devil goes to Georgia, dark, moody, sensual, rad
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 100 Dog With Electric Collar (2008)  -  Steve Baker
Best Bark
     Great short film really really funny specially through the looking glass - see on YouTube
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 101 Good Vibrations  -  Lisa Barros D'Sa & Glen Layburn
Best Belfast Record Shop
     Music industry film - Set up a record shop & recorded early punk bands in Belfast - historic
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 102 Delicatessen  -  Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Best Vivid
     Dark arthouse black macabre
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 103 Lolita (1962)  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Heart Shaped Sunglasses
     A classic that sparked a culture - rad sensual forbidden ott all the above
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 104 The Fan  -  Tony Scott
Best Fan
     Totally wack fame and dealing with fans - one in particular - ott
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 105 Blade Runner 2049  -  Denis Villeneuve
Best Home
     Wack future, soundtrack, scenery, vehicles & ott girlfriend - rad story out there
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 106 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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 107 Morgan (2016)  -  Luke Scott
Best Cyber Gene
     Genetics and humans - a dangerous mix - what have they done - gone rogue
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 108 The Truman Show  -  Peter Weir
Best Alt Reality
     Hits a chord with radmaximus - way deep - part based on principles ov The Messiah
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 109 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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 110 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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 111 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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 112 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 113 Endless Love  -  Shana Feste
Best Creaminess
     So ott beauty all the way through - well done all concrened
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 114 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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 115 The Disaster Artist (2017)  -  James Franco
Best Film About The Worst Film
     Life making 'The Room (written by it's disabled star) - the best 'worst movie' ever
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 116 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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 117 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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 118 I Robot  -  Alex Proyas
Best Evil Robot Overlord
     The future - robots everywhere - 3 laws - entropic malfunction - all goes wacko
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 119 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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 120 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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 121 American Made  -  Doug Liman
Best Fancy Pilot
     Tom Cruise gets everybody wanting him to delver stuff - and he does - ott
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