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 1 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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 2 Paper Towns  -  Jake Schreier
Best Paper Life
     Cara Delevingne does great - with a fascination for maps - as you do
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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 Morgan (2016)  -  Luke Scott
Best Cyber Gene
     Genetics and humans - a dangerous mix - what have they done - gone rogue
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 5 The Birdcage  -  Mike Nichols
Best Sunset Club
     Outrageous camp fun frolick unforgettable beachside club in paradise - memory embed
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 6 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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 7 Kalifornia  -  Dominic Sena
Best Ride
     Brad over the top killer bad bad bad and Juliet rad extreme dark bleak
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 8 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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 9 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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 10 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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 11 Lovelace  -  Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Best 'Actress'
     Amanda Seyfried is a great Linda Lovelace - historic time in the 'movie' industry
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 12 God Bless America  -  Bobcat Goldthwait
Best Character Assassinations
     More rad than you may expect - just wanna kill some famous people they don't want on TV
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 13 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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 14 Bicycle Thieves (1948)  -  Vittorio De Sica
Best Neo-Realism
     Quintessential Italian classic were some ov the 'New Yorker's descriptions
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 15 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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 16 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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 17 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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 18 The Double (2013)  -  Richard Ayoade
Best Bleak Shift
     Rad dark bleak nowhere somewhere sparse wacko out there ott
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 19 Stone Bros.  -  Richard Frankland
Best Gunja Road Trip
     Very funny all the way rad stoner type times - "made on dope"
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 20 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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 21 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone  -  Shane Meadows
Best Stone
     Great look at the stone roses and their resurection tour / concert - featuring their music
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 22 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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 23 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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 24 Liquid Sky  -  Slava Tsukerman
Best Avant Garde 80's
     Surreal, new romantic, avant garde, arthouse, vivid color and imagery
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 25 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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 26 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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 27 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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 28 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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 29 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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 30 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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 31 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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 32 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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 33 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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 34 Green Room (2015)  -  Jeremy Soulnier
Best Band Room
     Punk, rad, music industry gig when things go wrong, then get even worse
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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 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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 37 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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 38 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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 39 Guest House Paradiso  -  Adrian Edmondson
Best Fire Hazard
     Ott coast-side guest house mad mad & rad and the nightwear - superb
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 40 Jumunji  -  Joe Johnston
Best Lost Paradise
     Out there - what is real - where is real - gives understanding ov this 'public term'
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 41 Dirty Harry  -  Don Siegel
Best Dirt
     Extreme un-western with Clint Eastwood - mad bad and rad (if you feel lucky)
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 42 Cruising  -  William Friedkin
Best Cruise
     Dark rad underground club culture New York - out there
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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 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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 45 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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 46 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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 47 Shutter Island  -  Martin Scorsese
Best Illusion
     Story unfolds into a new psycho story - all is not what it seems - rad
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 48 Akira  -  Katsuhiro Otomo
Best Cyberpunk Renegades
     Out there cyberpunk dystopian future - rad bikes rad times - cult classic
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 49 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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 50 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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 51 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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 52 Easy Rider  -  Dennis Hopper
Best Bikers
     Bleak nowhere ride rad bikes drugs ultraviolent
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 53 The Exorcist  -  William Friedkin
Best Possessed
     Truly unforgettable, extreme possession, rad and out there
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 54 The Spirit  -  Frank Miller
Best Comic Book Style
     Very arty done as comics look, bleak rad chics very different
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 55 King of Thorn  -  Kazuyoshi Katayama
Best New World Order
     Animation new age Medusa hits, people turn to stone, attempt to decipher and live prophecy
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 56 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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 57 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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 58 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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 59 100 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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 60 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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 61 Brüno  -  Larry Charles
Best Velcro Suit
     Babys familiar with antiquated heavy machinery, fashion, tv, outrageous - rad and rad
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 62 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 63 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 64 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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 65 Buffalo '66  -  Vincent Gallo
Best Ballet Heist
     Needs a girlfriend standin, get's a full on arthouse road trip
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 66 Thelma & Louise  -  Ridley Scott
Best Surpirse Destination
     All going along fine, a breakaway road trip, bit quirky, then........
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 67 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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 68 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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 69 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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 70 Angel Heart  -  Alan Parker
Best Devil
     The Devil goes to Georgia, dark, moody, sensual, rad
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 71 Mata Hari (1931)  -  George Fitzmaurice
Best Dance for Shiva
     Love Gretta Garbo
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 72 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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 73 Cruel Intentions  -  Roger Kumble
Best Deception
     How the bored get their kicks, great indoor scenery, deception on deception v deception
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 74 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 75 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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 76 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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 77 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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 78 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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 79 12 Monkeys  -  Terry Gilliam
Best Wall Graffiti
     Like Brazil with a twist and Brad the doper - unforgettable off-net graffiti
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 80 Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque)  -  Joann Sfar
Best Smoker
     Great insight into Serge's life, girlfriends, smoking and ov course music
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 81 Beautiful Noise  -  Eric Green
Best Shoegazer
     Doco film with many shoegazer bands - rad - ott - great - a treat in sound
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 82 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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 83 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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 84 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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 85 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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 86 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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 87 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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 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 American Sniper  -  Clint Eastwood
Best Single Shot
     Life in a modern day warzone - close to true story - gritty soldier life
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 90 Chopper  -  Andrew Dominik
Best Bad Person
     Eric Bana (comedian) does a fine Chopper - the life and times ov badness
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 91 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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 92 The Beach  -  Danny Boyle
Best Beach
     Very surprisingly edgy, isolated tropical island, dope, people, death, tragedy, survival
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 93 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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 94 Irrational Man  -  Woody Allen
Best Philosophy Ov Justification
     Love the philosophy professor - quintessential bleakness or existential misappropriation
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 95 Rubber (2010)  -  Quentin Dupieux
Best Tyre
     Out there - chases people around and they explode spontaniously when it gets excited
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 96 Get Smart (2008)  -  Peter Segal
Best Cone Ov Silence
     Total surprise one ov the funniest, Max and 99 are rad, with some celebration
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 97 Revolver (2005)  -  Guy Ritchie
Best Con Man
     Independent review - one ov the best seen - confidance trickster with a secret formula
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 98 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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 99 Tangerine  -  Sean S. Baker
Best Avant Garde iPhone Movie
     Great gritty rad out there L.A. downtown doing stuff man - all filmed on iPhone 5s
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 100 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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 101 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace  -  Stephen Hopkins
Best Alien Queen
     Alien trade, council, queen, war - has some very key æon ingredients
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 102 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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 103 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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 104 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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 105 V for Vendetta  -  James McTeigue
Best V
     Unseen by radmaximus - said to be one ov the best dystopian dysfunctional realities
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 106 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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 107 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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 108 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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