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RETRO

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 Burbs (1989) directed by Joe Dante and starring Tom Hanks

A slight but enjoyable suburban comedy which wrings as much humour as it is possible to do so out of sinister neighbours and pop-culture horror references.

Tom Hanks and Rick Ducommun in Joe Dante's The 'Burbs

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

Welsh director Peter Greenaway's most controversial yet accessible film: a scathing and gruesome satire of Thatcher-era consumerism.

Alan Howard, Helen Mirren and Michael Gambon in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover

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Network (1976) directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Peter Finch

This mad-as-hell look at the manufactured reality of television, also starring Faye Dunaway, is a savage chronicle of modern times. It's well worthy of its Oscar wins.

Peter Finch is mad as hell in Network

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​Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

This Monty Python take on the Arthurian Legend is so funny it will leave more than just a flesh wound.

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The Apartment (1960)

An all-time classic trio of Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.

Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine

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​The Best Man (1964)

A now-timely depiction of the political skullduggery behind the U.S. Presidential race.

Franklin J. Schaffner's The Best Man

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