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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 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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 8 Zoolander  -  Ben Stiller
Best Showstopping Stare
     Rad, great scenes and clubs, model shows, indecision, looks, stares, the whole damn show
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 9 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 10 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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 11 Johnny Mnemonic  -  Robert Longo
Best Cyberpunk
     Adaptions from book 'Neuromancer' by William Gibson - rad, dark, underground
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 12 Irrational Man  -  Woody Allen
Best Philosophy Ov Justification
     Love the philosophy professor - quintessential bleakness or existential misappropriation
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 13 Edge Of Tomorrow  -  Doug Liman
Best Angel
     Sci-fi rad quick paced with Tom and Emily mmmmm....
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 14 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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 15 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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 16 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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 17 Eraserhead  -  David Lynch
Best Baby
     Most bizarre bleak wacko movie we've ever seen, a baby you'll never forget
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 18 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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 19 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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 20 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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 21 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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 22 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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 23 Beirut  -  Brad Anderson
Best Trade Off
     A very good Beirut in the eighties, rubble warzone with an American presence
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 24 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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 25 Exit Through The Gift Shop  -  Banksy
Best Graffiti
     Arthouse, doco/film graffiti, extreme, rad, color, stencils, show, vibrant ott
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 26 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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 27 Johnny Suede  -  Tom Dicillo
Best Quiff
     Great styling simple plot - Brad in the best sweetheart movie
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 28 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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 29 Dirty Harry  -  Don Siegel
Best Dirt
     Extreme un-western with Clint Eastwood - mad bad and rad (if you feel lucky)
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 30 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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 31 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 32 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  -  Simon West
Best Cyber Chic
     Rad extreme costumes home adventure chic style ott clothes very very
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 33 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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 34 The Post  -  Stephen Spielberg
Best Newspaper
     How a newspaper runs with red hot government secrets - rad
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 35 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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 36 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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 37 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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 38 Blow  -  Ted Demme
Best Sunnies
     Cocain and more cocain - don't cross them - on the run - from who
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 39 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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 40 Antitrust  -  Peter Howitt
Best Garage Programmers
     Our idea ov Nirvana - large garage - few computers pizza & writing software 24/7
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 41 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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 42 Frank  -  Lenny Abrahamson
Best Head Start
     Frank is insane, he just wants to keep the band together, perform and record
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 43 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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 44 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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 45 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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 46 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 47 Pulp Fiction  -  Quentin Tarentino
Best Disposal
     Surprisingy full on, ultraviolent and actually very good
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 48 They Live  -  John Carpenter
Best Propaganda
     Source: 'OBEY' used with 'André the Giant' in Shepard Fairey Russian based Art/Propaganda
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 49 Taking Woodstock  -  Ang Lee
Best Hippie Freakout
     Rad, full on, Jimi Hendrix, behind the scenes as an actual movie - exceptional
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 50 Phantom Thread  -  Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Dress Designer
     Dashing and enchanted - fashion and fun doing it - steady - rad - slightly ott
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 51 The Beach  -  Danny Boyle
Best Beach
     Very surprisingly edgy, isolated tropical island, dope, people, death, tragedy, survival
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 52 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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 53 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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 54 Bicycle Thieves (1948)  -  Vittorio De Sica
Best Neo-Realism
     Quintessential Italian classic were some ov the 'New Yorker's descriptions
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 55 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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 56 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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 57 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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 58 Sucker Punch  -  Zack Snyder
Best Baby Doll
     Way out there psychiatric institution dance dream battle rad
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 59 CaptainSpaceman  -  CaptainSpaceman
Best Neo Culture Film Making
     BabylonScreen's first break-away movie - 30 YouTube videos strung together - the razor
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 60 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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 61 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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 62 Bulworth  -  Warren Beatty
Best Stoner Candidate
     Great points Free Trade, Black Market trade, gunja energised people real and funny
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 63 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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 64 Mata Hari (1931)  -  George Fitzmaurice
Best Dance for Shiva
     Love Gretta Garbo
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 65 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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 66 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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 67 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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 68 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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 69 Metropolis (1927)  -  Fritz Lang
Best Silent Movie
     Futuristic extreme overdone macabre way ahead prophecy (off reality - right octive)
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 70 Lolita (1997)  -  Adrian Lyne
Best Bad
     Classic badness - all the traits ov a banned movie however not banned
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 71 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 72 Cruel Intentions  -  Roger Kumble
Best Deception
     How the bored get their kicks, great indoor scenery, deception on deception v deception
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 73 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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 74 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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 75 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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 76 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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 77 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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 78 Spaceballs  -  Mel Brooks
Best Evil Overlord
     See Dark Helmet and one ov the funiest scenes ever
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 79 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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 80 8 Mile  -  Curtis Hanson
Best Gritty Rap
     Eminem (acting) doin' his bit as a freestyle rapper in Detroit - enjoyable
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 81 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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 82 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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 83 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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 84 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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 85 La La Land  -  Damien Chazelle
Best Hollywood
     Ultra low impact idylic Hollywood and just so sweet - a surprisingly outstanding Musical
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 86 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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 87 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 88 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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 89 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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 90 American Made  -  Doug Liman
Best Fancy Pilot
     Tom Cruise gets everybody wanting him to delver stuff - and he does - ott
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 91 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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 92 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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