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FILM RETROSPECTIVES

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.

Repo Man (1984) written and directed by Alex Cox

This defiant cult debut mixes drama, satire, sci-fi, action and punk music in a deconstruction of the myth of America's success story.

Emilio Estevez and Zander Schloss in Repo Man

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Big Trouble in Little China (1986) directed by John Carpenter

Kurt Russell plays Jack Burton, one of his most iconic yet buffoonish characters, in this zippy and witty homage to Chinese and Japanese swordplay fantasies, trucker movies and screwball comedies.

James Hong in Big Trouble in Little China

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Do the Right Thing (1989) written and directed by Spike Lee

The director's third and finest feature-length film is a boldly stylised and invigorated cinematic statement on racial tensions and a vital snapshot of late 1980s hip-hop culture.

Do the Right Thing

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Videodrome (1983) written and directed by David Cronenberg

James Woods plays a dealer in cable TV sex and violence who meets his match in the shape of a bizarre and perverse new show. Sonja Smits and Debbie Harry also star in a bodily horror tale which is now widely regarded as being one of the director's best.

James Woods in Videodrome

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This is Spinal Tap (1984) directed by Rob Reiner

This mockumentary parody of the pompous excess and egomania which has tended to surround many heavy rock bands has been endorsed for coming remarkably close to reality by a number of real musicians themselves.

This is Spinal Tap

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) starring Harrison Ford

It's a film which barely needs any introduction! Steven Spielberg's first Indiana Jones adventure has been much sequelled, cloned, parodied and homaged through the years - but never quite equalled.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) produced by Roger Corman

With the new Star Wars film coming out, it's time to look back at an old pretender to the space opera throne.

George Peppard relaxes his way through Battle Beyond the Stars

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Blue Velvet (1986) written and directed by David Lynch

Don the gas mask for this analysis of the surreal director's subconsciously disturbing classic starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper.

Blue Velvet (1986) titles

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The Blues Brothers (1980) starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

John Landis's epic blend of comedy, musical, action and spiritual quest is a cult movie in the truest sense of the word. A must if you love blues or car chases.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

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Enter the Ninja (1981) starring Franco Nero and Susan George

Menahem Golan kicked off the Western world's 1980s Ninja craze with this entertaining but problematic low-budget action flick, also starring Sho Kosugi.

Franco Nero and Susan George in Enter the Ninja (1981)

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