I’m God by Clams Casino

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Michael Volpe, professionally known as Clams Casino is an Italian-American record producer and songwriter from Nutley, New Jersey. His music has been described as a mix of conventional hip-hop drums, a sensitive ear for off-to-the-side melodies, and an overdose of oddly moving atmosphere. Associated… Continue Reading

Smithereens

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Smithereens is a 1982 film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Susan Berman, Brad Rinn, and punk rock icon Richard Hell. The film follows a narcissistic young woman from New Jersey who comes to New York City to join the punk subculture, only to find that it’s gravitated towards Los Angeles;… Continue Reading

Arizona dream

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Arizona Dream is a 1993 American surrealist comedy drama film co-written and directed by Emir Kusturica and starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Vincent Gallo and Lili Taylor. Axel has a dream about an Eskimo who catches a rare halibut and brings it back to his family in an igloo. Axel’s cousin Paul coaxes Axel from… Continue Reading

Life lessons

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In a story loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s short novel The Gambler, Nick Nolte plays Lionel Dobie, an acclaimed abstract artist who finds himself unable to paint during the days before the scheduled beginning of a major gallery exhibition of his new work. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his… Continue Reading

Style wars

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Style Wars is an American 1983 documentary on hip hop culture and its American roots, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant. The film has an emphasis on graffiti, although bboying and rapping are covered to a lesser extent. The film was originally aired on PBS television… Continue Reading

A bronx tale

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A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American crime drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the 1960s. It was the directorial debut of Robert De Niro that follows a young Italian-American teenager in The Bronx, New York as his path in life is guided by two father figures, played… Continue Reading

American Psycho

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American Psycho is a 2000 American-Canadian psychological thriller-horror slasher black comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel of the same name, in which a wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as… Continue Reading

Wall street

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Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young stockbroker who becomes involved with Gordon Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider. Stone made the film… Continue Reading

Basquiat

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Basquiat is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Julian Schnabel and written by Lech J. Majewski and John Bowe based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat, born in Brooklyn, used his graffiti roots as a foundation to create collage-style paintings on canvas. Jeffrey Wright portrays Basquiat, and David Bowie plays Basquiat’s friend and mentor Andy… Continue Reading

Manhattan

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Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen and produced by Charles H. Joffe. The screenplay was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman. Allen co-stars as a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) but falls in love with his… Continue Reading

Midnight cowboy

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight in the title role alongside Dustin Hoffman. The film portrays the unlikely companionship and poignant tragic… Continue Reading

The panic in needle park

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The Panic in Needle Park is a 1971 American film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Al Pacino in his second film appearance. The screenplay was written by Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne, adapted from the book by James Mills. The film portrays life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in “Needle… Continue Reading