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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 30%

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

"Martin may lack his r˘le model's surgical skills, professional tools, scientific interests or concern with clinical hygiene - but in all his sick, sweaty grotesquery, Martin is us."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

2 44%

A Serbian Film (2011)

"True to its state-of-the-nation title, Srdjan Spasojevic's "A Serbian Film" is an electrifying, ithyphallic allegory of a country bestialised, violated, commodified and sold - by its own - down the river"

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

3 55%

Martyrs (2008)

"Laugier puts the screws on us all, in a contemplative and ambiguous final-act interrogation (delivered in a whisper) of the contradictory motives involved in bearing witness to such horrors."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

4 69%

Salo (Sal˛ o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) (1979)

"It... speaks to the authoritarian abuses of twentieth-century history - but it has also, thanks to the chilling (and unflinching) way in which it presents grotesque atrocity, proven as difficult as feces for censors to swallow whole, if at all."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

5 100%

Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) (1929)

"Luis Bu˝uel and Salvador DalÝ deployed voguish ideas of Freudian free association, and Surrealist dream logic to unsettle bourgeois values and destabilize cinematic convention."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

6 80%

Fight Club (1999)

"perhaps the most post-9/11 film to have been made pre-9/11, capturing perfectly both the stirring discontent of the Nineties and the madness (both geopolitical and especially economic) that would erupt globally in the decade to come."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

7 99%

Apocalypse Now (1979)

"reveals the horror of necessary madness."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

8 98%

Taxi Driver (1976)

"even more unnerving than his own psychotic behaviour is the easy way in which [Travis Bickle] is assimilated and integrated into the very society that he endangers. "

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

9 ——

Edogawa ranpo taizen: Kyofu kikei ningen (Horrors of Malformed Men)(Horror of a Deformed Man) (2007)

"Moreau's most unhinged incarnation"

Posted Jul 2, 2013

Anton Bitel

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