All articles by Matthew Thrift

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Where to begin with Mike Hodges

His most famous film has been named the greatest British film of all time. His most neglected won raves from Stanley Kubrick and Terrence Malick. What else should you see from the work of British director Mike Hodges?

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Mike Hodges
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5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 February

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 18 to 20 February
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5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 February

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 February
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5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 February

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 February
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10 great disaster films

By Matthew Thrift

10 great disaster films
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5 things to watch this weekend – 28 to 30 January

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 28 to 30 January
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5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 January

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 7 to 9 January
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Where to begin with the Shaw Brothers

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with the Shaw Brothers
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Where to begin with Ernst Lubitsch

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Ernst Lubitsch
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10 great films set in classical Japan

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in classical Japan
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Where to begin with Clint Eastwood

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Clint Eastwood
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10 great films set in medieval Japan

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in medieval Japan
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Where to begin with Mike Leigh

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Mike Leigh
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Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra
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Where to begin with Paul W.S. Anderson

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Paul W.S. Anderson
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10 great films about the American frontier

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films about the American frontier
Interviews

“Every movie is in some way a road movie”: Monte Hellman looks back

By Matthew Thrift

“Every movie is in some way a road movie”: Monte Hellman looks back
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Where to begin with Tsui Hark

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Tsui Hark
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Where to begin with John Ford

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with John Ford
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10 great Japanese winter films

By Matthew Thrift

10 great Japanese winter films
Lists

Stanley Tucci: 10 essential performances

By Matthew Thrift

Stanley Tucci: 10 essential performances
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Where to begin with John Sayles

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with John Sayles
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5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 August

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 August
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10 great Japanese summer films

By Matthew Thrift

10 great Japanese summer films
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10 great Japanese film noirs

By Matthew Thrift

10 great Japanese film noirs
Lists

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now

By Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Kambole Campbell and others

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now
Lists

Celebrating Saul Bass’s centenary: 10 essential title sequences

By Matthew Thrift

Celebrating Saul Bass’s centenary: 10 essential title sequences
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10 great spy films

By Matthew Thrift

10 great spy films
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Where to begin with Richard Stanley

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Richard Stanley
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