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 1 Lovelace  -  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best 'Actress'
     Amanda Seyfried is a great Linda Lovelace - historic time in the 'movie' industry
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 2 Twilight (2008)  -  Catherine Hardwicke
Best Vampires
     Ott first scenes ov Edward - best film ov the decade at that point - moody dark rad
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 3 Dirty Harry  -  Don Siegel
Best Dirt
     Extreme un-western with Clint Eastwood - mad bad and rad (if you feel lucky)
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 4 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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 5 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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 6 Chopper  -  Andrew Dominik
Best Bad Person
     Eric Bana (comedian) does a fine Chopper - the life and times ov badness
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 7 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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 8 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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 9 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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 10 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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 11 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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 12 La La Land  -  Damien Chazelle
Best Hollywood
     Ultra low impact idylic Hollywood and just so sweet - a surprisingly outstanding Musical
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 13 American Sniper  -  Clint Eastwood
Best Single Shot
     Life in a modern day warzone - close to true story - gritty soldier life
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 14 The Talented Mr. Rippley  -  Anthony Minghella
Best Idle Rich
     Not what Rippley did but how the 'others' all lived - a great relaxing fun filled joyous life
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 15 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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 16 Amadeus (1984)  -  Milo Forman
Best Harpsicord
     Great seeing Mozart playing and performing, he loved making it a comedy as well
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 17 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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 18 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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 19 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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 20 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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 21 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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 22 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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 23 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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 24 Zoolander  -  Ben Stiller
Best Showstopping Stare
     Rad, great scenes and clubs, model shows, indecision, looks, stares, the whole damn show
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 25 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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 26 Appleseed Ex Machina  -  Shinji Aramaki
Best Cyber Chic
     Manga animation flat out rad bike rad everything
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 27 The Spirit  -  Frank Miller
Best Comic Book Style
     Very arty done as comics look, bleak rad chics very different
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 28 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 29 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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 30 Taxi Driver  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Taxi
     Out there ott over the edge rescue gone wrong helper gone mad
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 31 Easy Rider  -  Dennis Hopper
Best Bikers
     Bleak nowhere ride rad bikes drugs ultraviolent
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 32 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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 33 Inception  -  Christopher Nolan
Best Quantum Leaps
     Extreme interdimensional reality shifts - not always a dream - real is not what it seems
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 34 American Hustle (2013)  -  David O Russel
Best Hustle
     Gritty paced rad sly underhand great arthouse double flipper
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 35 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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 36 Micmacs  -  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Best Night Visit
     Full on wacko arthouse with one rad scene completely away from the movie
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 37 Black Narcissus  -  Michael Powell, Emerick Pressburger
Best Nunn
     Just divine in so many ways, unforgettable
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 38 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 39 Brazil (1985)  -  Terry Gilliam
Best Neo Futuristic 1800's
     Best ever somewhere else, rad, set in the furture with old bits
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 40 Less Than Zero  -  Marek Kanievska
Best Maelström
     Down down way way down to Oblivion - with style - rad over the edge great
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 41 The Boat That Rocked  -  Richard Curtis
Best 60's Pirate Radio
     Surprisingly rad version ov 60's pirate radio in London - great music
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 42 Plan 9 from Outer Space  -  Ed Wood
Best Wacko Space Crew
     Exceedingly bad - so bad it's a true Cult Classic - wacko everything as Ed Wood does
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 43 Betty Blue  -  Jean-jacques Beineix
Best Summer
     Very sweaty very french
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 44 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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 45 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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 46 Akira  -  Katsuhiro Otomo
Best Cyberpunk Renegades
     Out there cyberpunk dystopian future - rad bikes rad times - cult classic
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 47 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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 48 The Panic in Needle Park  -  Jerry Schatzberg
Best Distortion
     Unseen by radmaximus - hailed as a masterpiece ov drug addiction, violence and park life
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 49 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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 50 The Fan  -  Tony Scott
Best Fan
     Totally wack fame and dealing with fans - one in particular - ott
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 51 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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 52 Cruel Intentions  -  Roger Kumble
Best Deception
     How the bored get their kicks, great indoor scenery, deception on deception v deception
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 53 Angel Heart  -  Alan Parker
Best Devil
     The Devil goes to Georgia, dark, moody, sensual, rad
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 54 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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 55 Bulworth  -  Warren Beatty
Best Stoner Candidate
     Great points Free Trade, Black Market trade, gunja energised people real and funny
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 56 Endless Love  -  Shana Feste
Best Creaminess
     So ott beauty all the way through - well done all concrened
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 57 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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 58 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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 59 Spring Breakers  -  Harmony Korine
Best Maelström
     Neon glow arthouse version ov breakers breaking - dealin: James Franco (nasty) - best
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 60 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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 61 Tomb Raider (2018)  -  Roar Uthuag
Best Adventure Chic
     Alicia Vikander is great as Lara Croft: lots ov fun and impossible stunts - rad
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 62 Sid And Nancy  -  Alex Cox
Best Sid
     Great story albeit not quite true featuring Sid in his last days
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 63 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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 64 Lost in Space  -  Stephen Hopkins
Best Space Chics
     Space chics - rubber outfits (specially moulded) - is there a story - it's in the moulding
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 65 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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 66 Sucker Punch  -  Zack Snyder
Best Baby Doll
     Way out there psychiatric institution dance dream battle rad
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 67 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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 68 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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 69 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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 70 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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 71 Johnny Mnemonic  -  Robert Longo
Best Cyberpunk
     Adaptions from book 'Neuromancer' by William Gibson - rad, dark, underground
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 72 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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 73 The Beach  -  Danny Boyle
Best Beach
     Very surprisingly edgy, isolated tropical island, dope, people, death, tragedy, survival
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 74 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 75 Edge Of Tomorrow  -  Doug Liman
Best Angel
     Sci-fi rad quick paced with Tom and Emily mmmmm....
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 76 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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 77 A Good Day To Die Hard  -  John Moore
Best Russian Freeway Chase
     One ov the best freeway quad? multi story crash and burn truck chases ever ott
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 78 All This Mayhem  -  Eddie Martin
Best Skater Peak
     Out there - World Champion - the waves man - oh the waves
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 79 Kick-Ass  -  Matthew Vaughn
Best Ultraviolence
     Most full on outrageous ultraviolence ever - great
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 80 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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 81 Buffalo '66  -  Vincent Gallo
Best Ballet Heist
     Needs a girlfriend standin, get's a full on arthouse road trip
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 82 Phantom Thread  -  Paul Thomas Anderson
Best Dress Designer
     Dashing and enchanted - fashion and fun doing it - steady - rad - slightly ott
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 83 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 84 The Exorcist  -  William Friedkin
Best Possessed
     Truly unforgettable, extreme possession, rad and out there
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 85 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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 86 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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 87 Shutter Island  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Illusion
     Story unfolds into a new psycho story - all is not what it seems - rad
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 88 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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 89 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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 90 Once Upon A Time In America  -  Sergio Leone
Best Mafia
     Being gangsters - that's a viable proposition - that's what you do
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 91 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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 92 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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 93 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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 94 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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 95 Revolver (2005)  -  Guy Ritchie
Best Con Man
     Independent review - one ov the best seen - confidance trickster with a secret formula
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 96 Ed Wood  -  Tim Burton
Best Rubber Monster
     Bela Lugosi, Vampira, girls clothing, and making movies any way he can
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 97 El Monstro Del Mar!  -  Stuart Simpson
Best Blood Squirts
     Excessive schlock - ultra trimmed production - rubber monster - off with the head
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 98 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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 99 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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 100 Spaceballs  -  Mel Brooks
Best Evil Overlord
     See Dark Helmet and one ov the funiest scenes ever
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 101 Dredd  -  Pete Travis
Best Wack Future Soundtrack
     Soundtrack very dark future bleak match to the movie - way dystopia
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 102 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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 103 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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 104 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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 105 Hell or High Water  -  David Mackenzie
Best Cowboy Hats
     Fashion needs cowboy hats - it's not everyday Space Captains turn Bank Robber & he's pretty
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 106 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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 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 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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 109 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 110 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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 111 Midnight Express (1978)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Jail Visit
     Drug shipment gone wrong, bleak destitute jail in a strange foreign land
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