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 1 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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 2 100 Bloody Acres  -  Colin Cairnes & Cameron Cairnes
Best Blood and Bone Machine
     Wacko blood thirsty bushy b-grade star - may succeed in making you feel sick
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 3 Ed Wood  -  Tim Burton
Best Rubber Monster
     Bela Lugosi, Vampira, girls clothing, and making movies any way he can
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 4 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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 5 Barry Lyndon  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Adventure
     Said to be one ov Kubrick's finest & most spectacular
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 6 Guest House Paradiso  -  Adrian Edmondson
Best Fire Hazard
     Ott coast-side guest house mad mad & rad and the nightwear - superb
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 7 Dope (2015)  -  Rick Famuyiwa
Best Bag 'O' Stuff
     On the minute - life in 'The Bottoms' - a funny realistic moment (with lingo) ov real life
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 8 Liquid Sky  -  Slava Tsukerman
Best Avant Garde 80's
     Surreal, new romantic, avant garde, arthouse, vivid color and imagery
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 9 Appleseed Ex Machina  -  Shinji Aramaki
Best Cyber Chic
     Manga animation flat out rad bike rad everything
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 10 The Exorcist  -  William Friedkin
Best Possessed
     Truly unforgettable, extreme possession, rad and out there
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 11 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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 12 Æon Flux  -  Karyn Kasuma
Best Cyberdome
     Hot future fashion - everything ott, people disappear, escape to what
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 13 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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 14 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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 15 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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 16 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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 17 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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 18 Suicide Squad (2016)  -  David Ayer
Best Laugh
     Jared Leto rad - Will Smith killer - Margo Robbie crazy - Cara Delevingne great - ott
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 19 Control (2007)  -  Anton Corbijn
Best Joy Division
     Film (acted) about Ian Curtis - his life, the bands music and friends, his death
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 20 Purple Rain (1984)  -  Albert Magnoli
Best Stage Chopper
     Prince - 'The Movie' - very sweet & fun to watch and feel you've at least seen it
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 21 The Doors (1991)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Desert Storm
     Jim Morrison & The Doors - the film - the highlights - great insight - on acid
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 22 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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 23 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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 24 The Limits of Control  -  Jim Jarmusch
Best Wack Coffees
     Surreal, vivid, great costumes - not a lot said - very out there
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 25 Scarface (1983)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Cocaine
     Drugs, oblivion, rad, extreme, unforgettable
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 26 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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 27 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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 28 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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 29 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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 30 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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 31 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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 32 The Double (2013)  -  Richard Ayoade
Best Bleak Shift
     Rad dark bleak nowhere somewhere sparse wacko out there ott
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 33 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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 34 Mata Hari (1931)  -  George Fitzmaurice
Best Dance for Shiva
     Love Gretta Garbo
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 35 Johnny Mnemonic  -  Robert Longo
Best Cyberpunk
     Adaptions from book 'Neuromancer' by William Gibson - rad, dark, underground
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 36 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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 37 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 38 Lolita (1997)  -  Adrian Lyne
Best Bad
     Classic badness - all the traits ov a banned movie however not banned
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 39 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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 40 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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 41 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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 42 Sucker Punch  -  Zack Snyder
Best Baby Doll
     Way out there psychiatric institution dance dream battle rad
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 43 Inception  -  Christopher Nolan
Best Quantum Leaps
     Extreme interdimensional reality shifts - not always a dream - real is not what it seems
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 44 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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 45 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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 46 The Fifth Element  -  Luc Besson
Best Cyber Taxis
     Future ultramodern rad extreme city Milla being rad as ever
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 47 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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 48 We're the Millers  -  Rawson Marshall Thurber
Best Baby Incident
     Surprise comedy with some really extreme happenings and big bags ov dope
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 49 The Loved Ones  -  Sean Byrne
Best Labotomy
     Just way too much like dark unexpected surreal while being homely horror date
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 50 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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 51 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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 52 Dorian Gray (2009)  -  Oliver Parker
Best Portrait
     An art deal with the Mephisto and the steady decent into the maelström begins
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 53 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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 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 Underground - The Julian Assange Story  -  Robert Connolly
Best Termination
     Great rad extreme - fiction between public events - ott interpretation - there is no data
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 56 The Runaways  -  Floria Sigismondi
Best Cherry Bomb
     Great look at the start and procession ov the Runaways & Joan Jet
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 57 The Great Gatsby (2013)  -  Baz Luhrmann
Best Party Guy
     Gatsby has partys and everyone goes - great cars and great sets - grand
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 58 Taxi Driver  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Taxi
     Out there ott over the edge rescue gone wrong helper gone mad
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 59 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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 60 Chopper  -  Andrew Dominik
Best Bad Person
     Eric Bana (comedian) does a fine Chopper - the life and times ov badness
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 61 Café Society (2016)  -  Woody Allen
Best Couple ov Sweethearts
     Great LA & NY sets, slow, set in the 30's Movieland and club/café land, sweet in it's chaos
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 62 Paper Towns  -  Jake Schreier
Best Paper Life
     Cara Delevingne does great - with a fascination for maps - as you do
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 63 Straight Outta Compton  -  F. Gary Gray
Best Spoken Word
     Life in the ghetto has the alternative to get into music - their own way - rad extreme great
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 64 CaptainSpaceman  -  CaptainSpaceman
Best Neo Culture Film Making
     BabylonScreen's first break-away movie - 30 YouTube videos strung together - the razor
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 65 Irrational Man  -  Woody Allen
Best Philosophy Ov Justification
     Love the philosophy professor - quintessential bleakness or existential misappropriation
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 66 Taking Woodstock  -  Ang Lee
Best Hippie Freakout
     Rad, full on, Jimi Hendrix, behind the scenes as an actual movie - exceptional
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 67 Kick-Ass  -  Matthew Vaughn
Best Ultraviolence
     Most full on outrageous ultraviolence ever - great
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 68 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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 69 2001: A Space Odyssey  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best On Board Computer
     Hal the computer takes over - this is prophecy and timing on the edge
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 70 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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 71 Red State  -  Kevin Smith
Best Wack Church
     Religion gone so terribly terribly wrong - and so ultraviolent for a country church
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 72 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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 73 Akira  -  Katsuhiro Otomo
Best Cyberpunk Renegades
     Out there cyberpunk dystopian future - rad bikes rad times - cult classic
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 74 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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 75 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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 76 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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 77 Spy Game  -  Tony Scott
Best Default Save
     Spy v spy - no-one knows who's doing what - there's stuff that needs doing - rad with Brad
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 78 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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 79 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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 80 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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