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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.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) directed by Robert Aldrich

Bitter real-life rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford play two erstwhile celebrity sisters caught in a downward spiral of faded glories and an abusive/controlling relationship. This cult classic is as relevant now in its ugly dissection of the cult of celebrity as it was when it was released.

Bette Davis Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

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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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​Peeping Tom (1960)

Michael Powell's controversial masterpiece no longer shocks outright but it's still a slyly relevant and suggestively disturbing piece of cinematic art.

Peeping Tom (1960)

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