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Matthew Thrift

Matthew Thrift is a freelance film writer and actor. He contributes to Little White Lies, The Guardian, bfi.org.uk and is editor of UK film blog, Cinephile.

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  • Preston Sturges: 10 essential films

    Across both his early screenplays and the classic run of screwball comedies he later made as director, here are 10 of the best places to get that Preston Sturges feeling.

    Friday, February 5, 2016

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  • 10 great films from 1996

    Take That broke up, the Spice Girls broke through, and Dolly the Sheep was born. But which films were in cinemas, and how do they shape up today?

    Friday, January 22, 2016

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  • Anna Karina: 2 or 3 things we now know about her

    The films Anna Karina made with Jean-Luc Godard in the 1960s represent one of cinema history’s greatest actor-director partnerships. Here’s what we learned from the recent on-stage appearances of a French film icon.

    Friday, January 22, 2016

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  • 10 great films from 1966

    The turn of 2016 heralds the 50th anniversary of the release of Pet Sounds, Blonde on Blonde and Revolver, as well as some of the finest pop singles ever recorded. Did 1966 offer anything as rich at the cinema?

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

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  • 10 great films shot in 70mm

    With Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, resurrecting the joys of large-format celluloid, we revisit those milestones of 70mm movie-making whose pleasures just cry out for the big screen.

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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  • Five sublime sequences in Terence Davies films

    There are moments in the work of ‘Britain’s greatest living director’ that simply take the breath away. As his stunning new pastoral drama Sunset Song arrives in cinemas, we remember some peak Terence Davies.

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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  • Fritz Lang: 10 essential films

    He was born 125 years ago, before sci-fi films, serial killer movies and film noir were invented. He’d help invent them all. Fritz Lang was one of the giants of cinema, and these 10 films find him at the top of his game.

    Friday, December 4, 2015

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  • Mikio Naruse 110th anniversary: 10 essential films

    On the 110th anniversary of his birth, we offer the internet a canon of some of the finest films from the long career of Mikio Naruse, one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers.

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

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  • 16 incredible long takes

    To celebrate the rerelease of Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil, which opens with one of cinema’s most famous and most suspenseful extended takes, Matthew Thrift goes long on 16 more amazing sequence shots.

    Monday, July 13, 2015

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  • 10 best action movies

    Buckle up for our list of 10 of the greatest action films ever made.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

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