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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.

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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Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) directed by John Schlesinger

This drama - starring Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson and Murray Head - displays real depth in its characters and was deservedly nominated for several awards.

Peter Finch and Murray Head in Sunday Bloody Sunday

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Absolute Beginners (1986) directed by Julien Temple

A retrospective review of this British 1950s-set musical flop which has subsequently gained a cult following, in particular after David Bowie's recent passing.

Patsy Kensit and Eddie O'Connell in Absolute Beginners

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