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Cinema

RETRO

A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

The Right Stuff (1983)

This adaptation of Tom Wolfe's account of The Great Space Race really deserved its plaudits.

Impressive cast of The Right Stuff

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Hellraiser (1987)

Clive Barker has such sights to show you in his directorial debut.

Pinhead in Hellraiser

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Flash Gordon (1980)

Dino de Laurentiis's adaptation is a gaudy, Queen-scored cult classic.

Zarkov, Flash and Dale meet Ming

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​Lifeforce (1985)

A love-hate relationship with this space sex vampire flick from Cannon Pictures.

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Quadrophenia (1979)

Adaptation of The Who's rock opera studies youthful rebellion and conformity through the prism of 1960s mods and rockers.

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White Dog (1982)

Samuel Fuller's White Dog is commendable for its approach to the thorny subject matter of racism.


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The War of the Worlds (1953)

George Pal's adaptation of H.G. Wells's novel is still chillingly relevant despite some dated aspects.

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​Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

This Monty Python take on the Arthurian Legend is so funny it will leave more than just a flesh wound.

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​After Hours (1985)

Martin Scorsese lets his hair down with an out-and-out comedy, albeit of the darkest kind.

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Rumble Fish (1983)

Get ready to rumble with the existentially arty Francis Ford Coppola adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel.

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