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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective


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.

Tears of the Black Tiger (2000) directed by Wisit Sasanatieng

This Massaman Western was heavily instrumental in introducing Thai cinema to the world stage. It's a funny, hugely entertaining pastiche with a genuinely touching tale of star-crossed lovers at its centre.

Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)

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Paprika (2006) adapted from a novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Satoshi Kon's final anime feature film is a wild but intelligently thought out ride through the world of dreams. A film often cited as having inspired Christopher Nolan's Inception, its embrace of themes such as the dangers of the malicious use of technology and the influence of culture on consciousness are all the more pertinent nowadays.

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