Best Movies

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On Society

the People vs Larry Flynt

the People vs Larry Flynt
the People vs Larry Flynt

the People vs Larry Flynt

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.

Born on the Fourth of July

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Born on the Fourth of July Born on the Fourth of July

war drama based on 1976 autobiography by Ron Kovic

Greatest Love Stories

Fight Club

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

Fight Club

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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Lust, Caution 2007

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

Fact Like

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Freaks Freaks 1932 movie

• 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

Shanghai Triad movie 1995
Shanghai Triad

Shanghai Triad 摇啊摇,摇到外婆桥

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

Cabaret Screenshots, page 1

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

Farewell My Concubine

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Farewell My Concubine 1993

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

[see Farewell My Concubine 霸王别姬]

To Live movie 活着 To Live Buy at 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 Buy at amazon • Director: 张艺谋 (Yimou Zhang). • The flaying of human animals alive.


Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Buy at amazon • Wonderful.

Dreams movie Dreams Buy at 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 Buy at 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 Buy at amazon • Comment: Pain and fear of the outcast.

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

Pain of the Human Heart

To sleep with a vampire To sleep with a vampire Buy at 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 Buy at 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.

Marguerite Moreau
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〉 Buy at amazon

Apocalypse Now Buy at amazon

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

Platoon Buy at amazon

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.

Stupid Crowd Pleasers Hall of Fame

Misc, Unsorted

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 Buy at 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.

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

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

Cyrano de Bergerac Buy at amazon

Sense and Sensibility Buy at amazon

Pan's Labyrinth

Pans Labyrinth 2006
Pan's Labyrinth Buy at amazon

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

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

Religulous Buy at amazon • documentary. Making fun of religion.

Swept Away Buy at 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.

misc, unsorted

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 Buy at 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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Maleficent 2014 Maleficent

Godzilla (2014 film)

3D Sex and Zen Extreme Ecstasy

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


Harold and Maude Buy at 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 Buy at amazon • Directed a Ho Yim. • a simple murder mystery story

movie list from a friend:

  1. 12 (2007) (russian adoption of 12 angry men)
  2. Arrival (2016)
  3. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  4. Black Cat White Cat (1998)
  5. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame (2007)
  6. Car Wash (1976)
  7. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  8. Crimson Permanent Assurance, The
  9. Everything is Illuminated
  10. Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
  11. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand
  12. Jasminum (2006)
  13. Micro Men (2009)
  14. Mishima - A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
  15. Name of the Rose, The (1986)
  16. Punishment Park (1971)
  17. Running Man, The (1987)
  18. Sans toit ni loi AKA Vagabond (1985) [Eng.Sub]
  19. Stille nach dem Schuss, Die (2000)
  20. Tomorrowland (2015) [1080p]
  21. Turtles Can Fly (2004)
  22. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
  23. Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
  24. The Milagro Beanfield War

gonna watch Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets amazon thx to a friend. I, too, have entertainment, now and then. ^_^

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