Best Movies

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Modern Times  Charlie Chaplin amazon Modern Times Charlie Chaplin. Exceedingly fantastic. Reminiscent of movie Brazil.

dr strangelove-s Dr. Strangelove amazon • Director: Stanley Kubrick. Shows two planes copulating in the prologue.



Brazil movie Brazil amazon • Director: Terry Gilliam. • paperwork gone berserk • Character I love: Jill Layton (Kim Greist). Care for some necrophilia?

the People vs Larry Flynt

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Larry Flynt is the founder of Hustler mag. With its unprecedented displaying of vagina explicitly, sans qualm that made him a millionaire, ensued public brouhaha, and he became a free speech hero. His case went to Supreme Court, and he got shot in the spine, and became a cripple since.

A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange amazon • It's about street violence and its rectification. Wonderful is the erotic arts in this film.

born 4th july Born on the Fourth of July amazon • Reveals the virtue and integrity of patriotism.

Greatest Love Stories

Fight Club

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“You met me at a very strange time in my life.” amazon

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A splendid love story. A philosophy experience for American yuppies. The Marla Singer character is Helena Bonham Carter. Her inordinate oddity is sweet.

Lust, Caution

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《天涯歌女》 (The Wandering Songstress) and Can You Trust Women? 🎶

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Julie Taymor's 〈Titus〉

Titus amazon • Director: Julie Taymor. • Like other men, the part i really enjoyed and appreciated is the raping of the girl, the cutting off of her tongue, and then cutting off her hands and stick tree branches in the remaining stumps. I avow you to enjoy this timeless appreciation with me. Aside from the rape scene, i just love this movie for so many other scenes, and definitely the orgy scene. The scene where two heads are showcased by a circus-like clod and a red-headed girl is so attractive. The boy in this movie, the Goth queen and her 2 sons, and the black Aaron, and the emperor and Andronicus are all so arresting.

Here's full annotated text of The Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus.

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Freaks movie Freaks amazon • Director: Tod Browning • film with real deformed people. • Daisy Hilton and Violet Hilton conjoint female twin. Martha Morris “armless wonder”. John Echkardt, “Johnny Eck, The Half-boy” — a man without hips and legs. Randion “the living torso” ?-1934 — a man without any limbs… Many of the females here are utterly attractive. Daisy and Violet, two sweet and docile heads in one piece. The Cleopatra womanly goddess, not deeds but body. The armless girl with her nubile bare feet. The midget woman Frieda with her sincerity and sorrow. Besides the female attraction, all other freaks here are so utterly cute and lovable. Hercules is the one person in this film that’s hateful. This film, reinforced strongly a idea, that happiness is immaterial. Also, that human animals can survive fine without limbs.

Once Upon a Time

Shanghai Triad

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《摇啊摇, 摇到外婆桥》 Chinese Nursery Rhyme 〈Grandma's Bridge〉🎶

Banquet movie The Banquet 夜宴 amazon • Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Beautiful cinematography. Terrible gongfu fighting scenes.

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Cabaret amazon • Director: Bob Fosse. • There are many films on showgirls; this is the most revealing.

Farewell My Concubine

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Director: 陈凯歌. The greatest epic in film. The span of modern Chinese history. The tumult.

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To Live movie 活着 To Live amazon • Directed by Bin Wang?, Xleochun Zhang?, 张艺谋, Plot Summary: In the 1940's China, the story of a gambler's life.

Red Sorghum movie 红高粱 Red Sorghum amazon • Director: 张艺谋 (Yimou Zhang). • The flaying of human animals alive.


Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz amazon • Wonderful.

Dreams movie Dreams amazon • Director: Akira Kurosawa. • I particularly liked the first few sections. One about the fox procession and one about peach tree, also the one about soldiers (tunnel).

Everyday Life Stories

和你在一起 Together • Director: 陈凯歌

Weird Shit

Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction amazon • drugs and shooting people and pussy eating philosophy and sex-slave keeping cops. Pulpy.

Tales of the Underdogs

Last Exit to Brooklyn • Comment: Pain and fear of the outcast.

Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing amazon • Comment: Pain and fear of the outcast.

Natural Born Killers Natural Born Killers amazon . • Directed by Oliver Stone.

Pain of the Human Heart

To sleep with a vampire To sleep with a vampire amazon • Director: Adam Friedman. • I love stripper Nina (Charlie Spradling). I love her looks, love her attitude, love her mannerism, love her despondency and destitute. I love her fairly big tits too.

Queen of the Damned

Queen of the Damned amazon • In it, there's this chick Jesse (Marguerite Moreau) who is exceedingly womanly. I love her so. See screenshots of her at Double-Bun Hairdo Babes.

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Marguerite Moreau (born 1977) as Jessie in the movie 〈Queen of the Damned〉.

Interview with the Vampire • Eternal youth may not be a good thing, after all. The girl actress Kirsten Dunst (playing Claudia) is fascinating to watch.

Massive Ending Lives of Human Animals

Soldiers are slaves of the government. Patriotism is the seed of war.

Apocalypse Now

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〈Apocalypse Now〉 amazon

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Often praised as the best film on war ever made. Helicopters flying about like a swamp of dragonflies of the tropic. These helicopters are “death from above”. The scene of the chopper attack wrung your heart out of shape. It is the best scene in the film.

For the chopper scene, see: Apocalypse Now; Ride of the Valkyries.

Full Metal Jacket

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Murderer Stories

Bound • A very dark black comedy showing the power of love between two womem. It features cutting off of the fingers, one by one.

Blue Velvet • Director is David Lynch. We have in it a woman who's a masochist, wants to be beaten by her lover.

Primal Fear • Illustrates the fantasy of total control of emotion.

Demented Killers

Silence of the Lambs Silence of the Lambs amazon •Character I love: Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) • Comment: The art of culinary on human flesh is the most difficult to master. I'm not much into cooking, but i long to savor a vulva or a tongue. There is a prequel Manhunter and sequel Hannibal , both are excellent. The latter involves the explicit depiction of eating of a human brain, live, with a lady. Palpitating The latest in the series Red Dragon is ok.

The Vanishing (1988) amazon • A psychological thriller focusing on a puzzling disappearance of a woman.

Psycho amazon • A classic. Based on the serial killer Ed Gein., along with the Buffalo Bill of Silence of the Lambs and the guy in Texas Chainsaw Massacre ≈1975.

The Shining • Comment: Superb acting. Beautiful scenery. Standard Stanley Kubrick film. Jack Nicholson is fascinating to watch.

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Watched the movie The Ghost Writer today. Directed by Roman Polanski. Based on a screenplay written by him and Harris. Stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.

It's fantastic. The story is about a UK Premier who hired a writer to write his autobiography. (such writer is called ghostwriter) The previous ghostwriter died on the job. The new ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) is the main character. Thru his job, he discovered that the previous writer might have been murdered. That unfolds the story.

Avatar and District 9 reviews.

Chinatown amazon starring Jack Nicholson. If you like suspense, this is one of the greatest. Directed by Roman Polanski. Btw, the film used the name Chinatown, but it has nothing to do with chinatown or Chinese.

The Collector
The Collector amazon • Kidnapping love.

Full Contact amazon • South East Asia gangster thriller. Fantastic.

High Art amazon • Drama. Love story. Artists. Fantastic.

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Pan's Labyrinth

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Downfall Der Untergang amazon • On Adolf Hitler's last days.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut • A good, real-life cartoon show for the whole family. amazon

Religulous amazon • documentary. Making fun of religion.

Swept Away amazon starring Giancarlo Giannini. Drama. • Full title is “Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August”. A fantastic movie illustrating the primitive nature of men and women.

The Flowers of War 金陵十三钗 The Flowers of War Sino-Japanese war drama. soso.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The Conjuring {supernatural, horror} 86%

This Is the End comedy. 83%

12 Years a Slave (film)

Captain Phillips (film) • based on a true story. Modern piracy. good

Byzantium (film) {fantasy, thriller} 62%

Byzantium is a 2012 British-Irish fantasy thriller film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, and Jonny Lee Miller. The story concerns a mother and daughter vampire duo. The film premiered at the Irish Film Institute in April 2013 and was commercially released the following month. It has received generally positive reviews.

Django Unchained amazon . Brainless western gun blood American fantasy, directed by the idiot Quentin Tarantino. If you enjoy the wild west type of cowboys and guns and lots blood, this is your cup of tea.

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Godzilla (2014 film)

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〈American Hustle〉 (2013) amazon

American Hustle amazon • drama.

3D Sex and Zen Extreme Ecstasy

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Watchmen (film)


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the whole movie happens inside a room, basically. This movies, but, stir up fear more than any explicit ghost or monster or killer movie.


Harold and Maude amazon . I enjoyed this movie, but don't find its theme particularly outstanding. It's somewhat pointless and shallow.

The Day the Sun Turned Cold 天国逆子 amazon • Directed a Ho Yim. • a simple murder mystery story