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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.

Bullitt (1968) directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen

This police thriller, also starring Jacqueline Bisset and famous for its iconic car chase, has been diminished by being endlessly copied and superseded since.

Bullitt Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn

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Women in Love (1969) starring Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed

Ken Russell's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel of sexual blossoming is the one which put the controversy-baiting director firmly on the cinematic map.

Alan Bates and Jennie Linden in Women in Love

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Witchfinder General (1968) directed by Michael Reeves

An interesting if somewhat overrated folk horror cum transplanted western set during the British Civil War, starring Vincent Price and Ian Ogilvy.

A hanging in Witchfinder General

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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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​Peeping Tom (1960)

Michael Powell's controversial masterpiece no longer shocks outright but it's still a slyly relevant and suggestively disturbing piece of cinematic art.

Peeping Tom (1960)


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The Apartment (1960)

An all-time classic trio of Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.

Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine

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​The Sorcerers (1967)

Crimes committed by mind control in Michael Reeves's cult favourite.

Boris Karloff in Michael Reeves' The Sorcerers

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