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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.

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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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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White Dog (1982)

Samuel Fuller's White Dog is commendable for its approach to the thorny subject matter of racism.

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