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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.

1941 (1979) directed by Steven Spielberg and starring John Belushi

Spielberg’s chaotic misfire of a big-budget WWII comedy was a critical and (to a lesser extent) commercial blip from which he thankfully recovered.

Christopher Lee and Toshiro Mifune in 1941

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The Room (2003) starring, written and directed by Tommy Wiseau

In the light of the imminent UK release of The Disaster Artist, here's a timely look back at this notorious so-bad-it's-good cult classic which inspired it.

You're tearing me apart, Lisa!

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​Gunbus (1986)

The big budget British film that went straight to video in its own country.

Gunbus was a huge flop

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