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Pamela Hutchinson

Pamela Hutchinson is a journalist who blogs about silent cinema at She works for the Guardian and contributes to Sight & Sound.

Articles by Pamela Hutchinson

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  • Washed away: lost films by female directors

    Cinema’s pre-segregated heyday of female filmmaking is sadly also its most hidden from history. Here seven critics nominate lost treasures they hope might yet be rediscovered.

    Friday, October 2, 2015


  • 10 great films that deserve to be better known

    To mark National Awareness Week (well, April Fools’ Day), we champion 10 films that have slipped through the cracks of movie history but await rediscovery.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015


  • A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

    A selection of critics and curators each nominate a vital female voice in film criticism, with an example of their writing.

    Sunday, March 8, 2015


  • 10 great films about making a fresh start

    With the start of a new year, and the rerelease of Eric Rohmer’s masterpiece The Green Ray in cinemas, here are 10 more classic films that offer possible inspiration for turning over a new leaf and starting over.

    Thursday, January 1, 2015


  • From the Magazine

    Critics’ 50 Greatest Documentaries of All Time

    The greatest documentaries as nominated by 237 critics, curators and academics.

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Polls and surveys

  • 10 great really long films

    To watch all of the films on this week’s list, you’ll need over 65 hours. Heralding the release of Lav Diaz’s monumental epic Norte, the End of History, here are 10 film giants that stretch to four hours or (way) beyond.

    Thursday, July 17, 2014


  • 10 great silent horror films

    With the rerelease of the original Dracula film, Nosferatu, we cast our minds back to the early years of cinema to prove that some of the medium’s greatest chills came in silent form.

    Thursday, October 24, 2013


  • 10 great films set in the roaring 20s

    The 1920s roar again in the new film of The Great Gatsby, but Baz Luhrmann’s extravaganza is not the first film to revel in the decadence of the Jazz Age. Here are 10 of the best.

    Thursday, May 16, 2013


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