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 1 Buffalo '66  -  Vincent Gallo
Best Ballet Heist
     Needs a girlfriend standin, get's a full on arthouse road trip
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 2 Terminator Genisys  -  Alan Taylor
Best Role Reversal
     Rad and bad with Daenerys (Emilia) - note: the quantum leap machine does'nt take clothing
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 3 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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 4 Lovelace  -  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best 'Actress'
     Amanda Seyfried is a great Linda Lovelace - historic time in the 'movie' industry
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 5 12 Monkeys  -  Terry Gilliam
Best Wall Graffiti
     Like Brazil with a twist and Brad the doper - unforgettable off-net graffiti
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 6 The Double (2013)  -  Richard Ayoade
Best Bleak Shift
     Rad dark bleak nowhere somewhere sparse wacko out there ott
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 7 Hackers  -  Iain Softley
Best Phone Calls
     Vibrant got all the call codes tech and fast with early Angelina Jolie
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 8 Suicide Squad (2016)  -  David Ayer
Best Laugh
     Jared Leto rad - Will Smith killer - Margo Robbie crazy - Cara Delevingne great - ott
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 9 Les Misérables  -  Tom Hooper
Best Tragedy
     Outstanding French 1800's extreme tragedy with some hope regarding bread
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 10 Paper Towns  -  Jake Schreier
Best Paper Life
     Cara Delevingne does great - with a fascination for maps - as you do
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 11 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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 12 Kalifornia  -  Dominic Sena
Best Ride
     Brad over the top killer bad bad bad and Juliet rad extreme dark bleak
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 13 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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 14 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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 15 Barry Lyndon  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Adventure
     Said to be one ov Kubrick's finest & most spectacular
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 16 The Birdcage  -  Mike Nichols
Best Sunset Club
     Outrageous camp fun frolick unforgettable beachside club in paradise - memory embed
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 17 Bicycle Thieves (1948)  -  Vittorio De Sica
Best Neo-Realism
     Quintessential Italian classic were some ov the 'New Yorker's descriptions
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 18 Taking Woodstock  -  Ang Lee
Best Hippie Freakout
     Rad, full on, Jimi Hendrix, behind the scenes as an actual movie - exceptional
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 19 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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 20 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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 21 Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy  -  Rob Heydon
Best Raver Dealer
     So many many times had great partys pills people paradise oblivion maelström
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 22 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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 23 The Hunger Games  -  Gary Ross
Best Dystopian Life
     Reminds ov Rollerball so wacko dystopian future with a yearly battle to keep entropy happy
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 24 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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 25 The Interview (2014)  -  Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Best Car Garage
     It's not easy handling 24 million people, we can only try, just as long as we enjoy ourselves
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 26 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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 27 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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 28 CaptainSpaceman  -  CaptainSpaceman
Best Neo Culture Film Making
     BabylonScreen's first break-away movie - 30 YouTube videos strung together - the razor
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 29 The Limits of Control  -  Jim Jarmusch
Best Wack Coffees
     Surreal, vivid, great costumes - not a lot said - very out there
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 30 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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 31 Alphaville  -  Jean-Luc Godard
Best Dance Ov The Elixir
     Wack old style futuristic off world city with points ov prophecy running wild
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 32 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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 33 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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 34 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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 35 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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 36 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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 37 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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 38 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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 39 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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 40 Sucker Punch  -  Zack Snyder
Best Baby Doll
     Way out there psychiatric institution dance dream battle rad
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 41 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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 42 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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 43 Midnight Express (1978)  -  Oliver Stone
Best Jail Visit
     Drug shipment gone wrong, bleak destitute jail in a strange foreign land
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 44 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 45 Easy Rider  -  Dennis Hopper
Best Bikers
     Bleak nowhere ride rad bikes drugs ultraviolent
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 46 Dirty Harry  -  Don Siegel
Best Dirt
     Extreme un-western with Clint Eastwood - mad bad and rad (if you feel lucky)
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 47 V/H/S/2  -  Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard & others
Best Phone Movie
     Apparently made on phones, remote cams, computer cams etc - dark, rad & wack
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 48 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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 49 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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 50 Holy Motors  -  Leos Carax
Best Current French Avant Garde
     Wack and wack again - so damn wack - freakshow plus - like it's all so normal
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 51 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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 52 Cruising  -  William Friedkin
Best Cruise
     Dark rad underground club culture New York - out there
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 53 Guest House Paradiso  -  Adrian Edmondson
Best Fire Hazard
     Ott coast-side guest house mad mad & rad and the nightwear - superb
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 54 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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 55 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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 56 Akira  -  Katsuhiro Otomo
Best Cyberpunk Renegades
     Out there cyberpunk dystopian future - rad bikes rad times - cult classic
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 57 Kick-Ass  -  Matthew Vaughn
Best Ultraviolence
     Most full on outrageous ultraviolence ever - great
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 58 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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 59 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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 60 The Spirit  -  Frank Miller
Best Comic Book Style
     Very arty done as comics look, bleak rad chics very different
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 61 Cruel Intentions  -  Roger Kumble
Best Deception
     How the bored get their kicks, great indoor scenery, deception on deception v deception
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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 Exorcist  -  William Friedkin
Best Possessed
     Truly unforgettable, extreme possession, rad and out there
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 64 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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 65 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 66 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 67 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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 68 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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 69 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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 70 Ted  -  Seth MacFarlane
Best Wack Teddy Bear
     Dope, chics, beer, jokes, fame, more dope, more beer, more jokes - way wacko & funny
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 71 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 72 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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 73 Bagdad Café  -  Percy Adlon
Best Bleak Cafe
     Rad, bleak, dusty, desert and somehow very arthouse
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 74 Shutter Island  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Illusion
     Story unfolds into a new psycho story - all is not what it seems - rad
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 75 Thelma & Louise  -  Ridley Scott
Best Surpirse Destination
     All going along fine, a breakaway road trip, bit quirky, then........
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 76 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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 77 100 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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 78 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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 79 Rocky Horror Picture Show  -  Jim Sharman
Best Perverted Movie
     For anyone who has'nt seen it - it really is early rad extreme everything
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 80 Angel Heart  -  Alan Parker
Best Devil
     The Devil goes to Georgia, dark, moody, sensual, rad
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 81 I Need A Dodge  -  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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 82 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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 83 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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 84 The Drop  -  Michaël R. Roskam
Best Drop
     James Gandolfini runs a bar owned by the Chechnyan mafia - need we say more
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 85 Bright Lights, Big City  -  James Bridges
Best NY Lost & Found - Maybe
     NY 80's with clubland trying to live and get by - something unique - Michael J. Fox does great
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 86 Brüno  -  Larry Charles
Best Velcro Suit
     Babys familiar with antiquated heavy machinery, fashion, tv, outrageous - rad and rad
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 87 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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 88 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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 89 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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 90 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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 91 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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 92 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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 93 Mata Hari (1931)  -  George Fitzmaurice
Best Dance for Shiva
     Love Gretta Garbo
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 94 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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 95 Frank  -  Lenny Abrahamson
Best Head Start
     Frank is insane, he just wants to keep the band together, perform and record
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 96 Wes Craven's New Nightmare  -  Wes Craven
Best No-Mans Land
     Caught between script and reality film and fear manifest and the almost manifest dark
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 97 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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 98 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  -  Simon West
Best Cyber Chic
     Rad extreme costumes home adventure chic style ott clothes very very
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 99 Kill Your Darlings (2013)  -  John Krokidas
Best Cause and Effect
     Beat generation came from here - Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac and tragedy
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 100 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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 101 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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 102 Trance (2013)  -  Dany Boyle
Best Art Heist
     All is not what it seems in the art world - inside and outside - and one can forget
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 103 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 104 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 105 Chopper  -  Andrew Dominik
Best Bad Person
     Eric Bana (comedian) does a fine Chopper - the life and times ov badness
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 106 Beautiful Noise  -  Eric Green
Best Shoegazer
     Doco film with many shoegazer bands - rad - ott - great - a treat in sound
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 107 V for Vendetta  -  James McTeigue
Best V
     Unseen by radmaximus - said to be one ov the best dystopian dysfunctional realities
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 108 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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