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 1 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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 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 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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 4 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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 5 Dirty Harry  -  Don Siegel
Best Dirt
     Extreme un-western with Clint Eastwood - mad bad and rad (if you feel lucky)
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 6 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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 7 The Exorcist  -  William Friedkin
Best Possessed
     Truly unforgettable, extreme possession, rad and out there
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 8 American Hustle (2013)  -  David O Russel
Best Hustle
     Gritty paced rad sly underhand great arthouse double flipper
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 9 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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 10 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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 11 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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 12 Endless Love  -  Shana Feste
Best Creaminess
     So ott beauty all the way through - well done all concrened
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 13 The Double (2013)  -  Richard Ayoade
Best Bleak Shift
     Rad dark bleak nowhere somewhere sparse wacko out there ott
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 14 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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 15 All This Mayhem  -  Eddie Martin
Best Skater Peak
     Out there - world champion - the waves man - oh the waves
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 16 Legend  -  Brina Helgeland
Best London Gangsters
     Rad ott - one ov the best for a while - great fun and a good laugh
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 17 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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 18 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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 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 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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 21 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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 22 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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 23 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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 24 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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 25 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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 26 V for Vendetta  -  James McTeigue
Best V
     Unseen by radmaximus - said to be one ov the best dystopian dysfunctional realities
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 27 Jumunji  -  Joe Johnston
Best Lost Paradise
     Out there - what is real - where is real - gives understanding ov this 'public term'
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 28 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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 29 Angel Heart  -  Alan Parker
Best Devil
     The Devil goes to Georgia, dark, moody, sensual, rad
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 30 Elysium  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Dystopian LA
     Ott out there future ground LA scenery continually
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 31 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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 32 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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 33 American Sniper  -  Clint Eastwood
Best Single Shot
     Life in a modern day warzone - close to true story - gritty soldier life
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 34 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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 35 The Loved Ones  -  Sean Byrne
Best Labotomy
     Just way too much like dark unexpected surreal while being homely horror date
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 36 District 9  -  Neill Blomkamp
Best Alien Refugees
     Rad unexpected ghetto alien life (with ghetto clothing) very well done
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 37 The Internship  -  Shaun Levy
Best Net House
     Google - why they lead and others are way way behind - fun fun fun and then some fun
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 38 Les Misérables  -  Tom Hooper
Best Tragedy
     Outstanding French 1800's extreme tragedy with some hope regarding bread
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 39 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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 40 Inception  -  Christopher Nolan
Best Quantum Leaps
     Extreme interdimensional reality shifts - not always a dream - real is not what it seems
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 41 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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 42 100 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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 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 Salinger  -  Shane Salerno
Best Dedicated Writer
     Great film/doco about the writer ov 'The Catcher in the Rye' poss Americas No.1 book
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 45 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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 46 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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 47 Bicycle Thieves (1948)  -  Vittorio De Sica
Best Neo-Realism
     Quintessential Italian classic were some ov the 'New Yorker's descriptions
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 48 El Monstro Del Mar!  -  Stuart Simpson
Best Blood Squirts
     Excessive schlock - ultra trimmed production - rubber monster - off with the head
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 49 Black Narcissus  -  Michael Powell, Emerick Pressburger
Best Nunn
     Just divine in so many ways, unforgettable
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 50 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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 51 Eyes Wide Shut  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Society
     Dark side ov enlightened society - with all the bells and whisles
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 52 Carlos  -  Oliver Assayas
Best Jackal
     Carlos the Jackal, terrorist, extremist, getting things done rad and great
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 53 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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 54 Clockwork Orange  -  Stanley Kubrick
Best Ultraviolence
     Ultraviolent, dark, rad, extreme, Beethoven
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 55 The Spirit  -  Frank Miller
Best Comic Book Style
     Very arty done as comics look, bleak rad chics very different
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 56 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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 57 Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer  -  Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Best Church Service
     Performance Art at one ov it's finest moments - and the strange reaction from the Russians
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 58 The Birdcage  -  Mike Nichols
Best Sunset Club
     Outrageous camp fun frolick unforgettable beachside club in paradise - memory embed
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 59 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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 60 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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 61 Terminator Salvation  -  McG
Best Machine Takeover
     Wack dystopian Arnie future cyber superweb (Skynet) mechanized rule & war - rad
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 62 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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 63 Fury (2014)  -  Davis Ayer
Best Tank
     Unusually gritty & memorable war movie - Brad Pit is great - this movie has something
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 64 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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 65 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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 66 Inherent Vice  -  Paul Thomas Andeson
Best Stoner PI
     Arthouse stoner abstract chics and general type fun happenings
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 67 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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 68 Mata Hari (1931)  -  George Fitzmaurice
Best Dance for Shiva
     Love Gretta Garbo
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 69 Rubber (2010)  -  Quentin Dupieux
Best Tyre
     Out there - chases people around and they explode spontaniously when it gets excited
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 70 True Stories  -  David Byrne
Best Wack Cowboy Hat
     Cult classic for 'Talking Heads' - recommended by 'Yen' mag - may have acid induced parts
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 71 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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 72 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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 73 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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 74 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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 75 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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 76 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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 77 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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 78 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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 79 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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 80 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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 81 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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 82 Bagdad Café  -  Percy Adlon
Best Bleak Cafe
     Rad, bleak, dusty, desert and somehow very arthouse
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 83 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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 84 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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 85 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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 86 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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 87 Barbarella  -  Roger Vadim
Best Space Chic
     Rad vivid exciting adventurous space chic type stuff
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 88 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  -  Simon West
Best Cyber Chic
     Rad extreme costumes home adventure chic style ott clothes very very
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 89 Wild Wild West  -  Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Spider
     Way wacko steam punk gone crazy with the penultimate giant desert spider
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 90 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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 91 Irrational Man  -  Woody Allen
Best Philosophy Ov Justification
     Love the philosophy professor - quintessential bleakness or existential misappropriation
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 92 Batman and Robin (1997)  -  Joel Schumacher
Best Rubber Coated Batgirl
     Alicia in rubber mmmm.... worth seeing just for the fetish material
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 93 Cruising  -  William Friedkin
Best Cruise
     Dark rad underground club culture New York - out there
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 94 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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 95 Bonnie and Clyde  -  Arthur Penn
Best Shootout
     Outlaws with a climax - ott
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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 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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 98 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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 99 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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 100 Dogs In Space  -  Richard Lowenstein
Best Bohemian Layabout Musos
     Students to rock stars drugs music haywire collapse and ov course the performance
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 101 The Runaways  -  Floria Sigismondi
Best Cherry Bomb
     Great look at the start and procession ov the Runaways & Joan Jet
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