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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 400 Blows (1959) directed by François Truffaut

The French Nouvelle Vague director's debut is an exhilarating portrait of misunderstood youth, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as main protagonist Antoine Doinel.

Protagonist Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) in The 400 Blows

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Absolute Beginners (1986) directed by Julien Temple

A retrospective review of this British 1950s-set musical flop which has subsequently gained a cult following, in particular after David Bowie's recent passing.

Patsy Kensit and Eddie O'Connell in Absolute Beginners


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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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