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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.

The Warriors (1979) dir: Walter Hill, starring Michael Beck

This controversial classic, based on a 1965 novel by Sol Yurick, is a wonderfully tight and economical action movie. It also stars Deborah Van Valkenburgh, James Remar, plus David Patrick Kelly as Luther - the whiny, seething, coiled, psychotic little alley cat of a villain.

David Patrick Kelly in The Warriors

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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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Rumble Fish (1983)

Get ready to rumble with the existentially arty Francis Ford Coppola adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel.

Dash of colour in the otherwise black and white Rumblefish

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