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 1 Beautiful Noise  -  Eric Green
Best Shoegazer
     Doco film with many shoegazer bands - rad - ott - great - a treat in sound
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 2 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 3 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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 4 Inception  -  Christopher Nolan
Best Quantum Leaps
     Extreme interdimensional reality shifts - not always a dream - real is not what it seems
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 5 24 Hour Party People  -  Michael Winterbottom
Best Madchester
     Great warehouse recording studio club aka 'The Haçienda' Rave HQ
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 6 The Spirit  -  Frank Miller
Best Comic Book Style
     Very arty done as comics look, bleak rad chics very different
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 7 The Riot Club  -  Lone Scherfig
Best Oxford Club
     Aristocratic Oxford 10 - hedonism - dinner - partys - raucous behavior - all the best stuff
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 8 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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 9 Wild at Heart (1990)  -  David Lynch
Best Wrong Side ov The Tracks
     Nicolas Cage is very good in this Arthouse gritty grainy Road Trip with his chic
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 10 Blade Runner (1982)  -  Ridley Scott
Best Robot Catcher
     Dystopian LA 2019 rad extreme ott cyber future
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 11 Easy Rider  -  Dennis Hopper
Best Bikers
     Bleak nowhere ride rad bikes drugs ultraviolent
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 12 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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 13 Bicycle Thieves (1948)  -  Vittorio De Sica
Best Neo-Realism
     Quintessential Italian classic were some ov the 'New Yorker's descriptions
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 14 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 15 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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 16 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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 17 V for Vendetta  -  James McTeigue
Best V
     Unseen by radmaximus - said to be one ov the best dystopian dysfunctional realities
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 18 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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 19 Red State  -  Kevin Smith
Best Wack Church
     Religion gone so terribly terribly wrong - and so ultraviolent for a country church
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 20 Paterson  -  Jim Jaramusch
Best Mundane Poety & Art
     Drawn from the mundane Jim presents a 'Poet', 'Art Chic' & pet - 'Realization' is by chance
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 21 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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 22 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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 23 Naked Lunch  -  Dabid Cronenberg
Best Pyrethrum Trip
     Under severe hallucinations a completely imagined scenario with stuff and things - wack
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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 Sucker Punch  -  Zack Snyder
Best Baby Doll
     Way out there psychiatric institution dance dream battle rad
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 26 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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 27 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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 28 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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 29 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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 30 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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 31 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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 32 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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 33 The Limits of Control  -  Jim Jarmusch
Best Wack Coffees
     Surreal, vivid, great costumes - not a lot said - very out there
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 34 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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 35 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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 36 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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 37 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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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 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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 40 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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 41 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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 42 8 Mile  -  Curtis Hanson
Best Gritty Rap
     Eminem (acting) doin' his bit as a freestyle rapper in Detroit - enjoyable
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 43 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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 44 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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 45 Robot & Frank  -  Jack Schreier
Best File Not Found
     Funny dry humor with just the sweetest robot - and so bad
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 46 American Assassin  -  Michael Cuesta
Best Holiday in Sergentville
     Army Black Opps leader / trainer - Michael Keaton outstanding dealing with Vishnu
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 47 El Monstro Del Mar!  -  Stuart Simpson
Best Blood Squirts
     Excessive schlock - ultra trimmed production - rubber monster - off with the head
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 48 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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 49 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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 50 Daft Punk's Electrorama  -  Daft Punk
Best Midnight Robots
     Offbeat robots trying to pass for human in a robot land - with humans - liked by 'Yen mag
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 51 Scarface (1983)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Cocaine
     Drugs, oblivion, rad, extreme, unforgettable
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 52 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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 53 I Robot  -  Alex Proyas
Best Evil Robot Overlord
     The future - robots everywhere - 3 laws - entropic malfunction - all goes wacko
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 54 Valley Of The Dolls  -  Mark Robson
Best Dolophine
     A Sharon Tate film - great because it's so bad - dolls are 'downers' - cult classic on YouTube
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 55 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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 56 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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 57 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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 58 Johnny Suede  -  Tom Dicillo
Best Quiff
     Great styling simple plot - Brad in the best sweetheart movie
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 59 Taking Woodstock  -  Ang Lee
Best Hippie Freakout
     Rad, full on, Jimi Hendrix, behind the scenes as an actual movie - exceptional
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 60 The Cable Guy  -  Ben Stiller
Best Wack Paradigm
     Other worldly 'Music FX' - it's an all powerfull paradigm - connects everything to everything
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 61 Pulp Fiction  -  Quentin Tarentino
Best Disposal
     Surprisingy full on, ultraviolent and actually very good
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 62 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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 63 Tron: Legacy (2010)  -  Joseph Kosinsky
Best Re-Entry
     Ott graphics and scenes all the way though & rad cyber chics, Daft Punk played
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 64 Les Misérables  -  Tom Hooper
Best Tragedy
     Outstanding French 1800's extreme tragedy with some hope regarding bread
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 65 Tron (1982)  -  Steven Lisberger
Best Data Entry
     Full on rad life within the computer/software the lightbike race exquisite
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 66 Guest House Paradiso  -  Adrian Edmondson
Best Fire Hazard
     Ott coast-side guest house mad mad & rad and the nightwear - superb
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 67 Blow  -  Ted Demme
Best Sunnies
     Cocain and more cocain - don't cross them - on the run - from who
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 68 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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 69 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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 70 Æon Flux  -  Karyn Kasuma
Best Cyberdome
     Hot future fashion - everything ott, people disappear, escape to what
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 71 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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 72 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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 73 Frank  -  Lenny Abrahamson
Best Head Start
     Frank is insane, he just wants to keep the band together, perform and record
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 74 Alice In Wonderland (2010)  -  Tim Burton
Best Red Queen
     Good surreal well done
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 75 The Lost Thing  -  Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan
Best Thing That Was Lost
     Animation rad bleak lost out ov place just doe'nt fit - sweetheart short film
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 76 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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 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 Antitrust  -  Peter Howitt
Best Garage Programmers
     Our idea ov Nirvana - large garage - few computers pizza & writing software 24/7
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 79 Zoolander  -  Ben Stiller
Best Showstopping Stare
     Rad, great scenes and clubs, model shows, indecision, looks, stares, the whole damn show
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 80 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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 81 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 82 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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 83 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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 84 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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 85 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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 86 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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 87 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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 88 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 89 Lovelace  -  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best 'Actress'
     Amanda Seyfried is a great Linda Lovelace - historic time in the 'movie' industry
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 90 The Fifth Element  -  Luc Besson
Best Cyber Taxis
     Future ultramodern rad extreme city Milla being rad as ever
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 91 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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 92 Bad Times at the El Royale  -  Drew Goddard
Best Bad Things
     Truly bad - unbelievable how bad these people in hotel rooms really are - ott great
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 93 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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 94 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)  -  Victor Fleming
Best 40's Chics
     Unforgettable chics - quite remarkable - has something extra easily overlooked
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