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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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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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​After Hours (1985)

Martin Scorsese lets his hair down with an out-and-out comedy, albeit of the darkest kind.

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