All articles by Matthew Thrift

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Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra

As his riverboat adventure Jungle Cruise opens in cinemas, we steer a beginner’s course through the visceral pulp cinema of 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
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 August

By Matthew Thrift

5 things to watch this weekend – 14 to 16 August
Five things to watch

Five things to watch this weekend – 14-16 August

By Matthew Thrift

Five things to watch this weekend – 14-16 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
Where to begin

Where to begin with Richard Stanley

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Richard Stanley
Where to begin

Where to begin with Richard Stanley

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Richard Stanley
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Where to begin with Alejandro Jodorowsky

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Alejandro Jodorowsky
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10 great films set in New Orleans

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in New Orleans
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10 great films set in New Orleans

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in New Orleans
Five things to watch

Five things to watch this weekend – 24-26 January

By Matthew Thrift

Five things to watch this weekend – 24-26 January
Lists

Hot takes: A short history of the one-shot movie in 11 attempts

By Matthew Thrift

Hot takes: A short history of the one-shot movie in 11 attempts
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10 great acid westerns

By Matthew Thrift

10 great acid westerns
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10 great acid westerns

By Matthew Thrift

10 great acid westerns
Lists

End-of-decade films: One great film per decade

By Matthew Thrift

End-of-decade films: One great film per decade
Features

Anna Karina (1940-2019): 2 or 3 things we know about her

By Matthew Thrift

Anna Karina (1940-2019): 2 or 3 things we know about her
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10 great Christmas musicals

By Matthew Thrift

10 great Christmas musicals
Where to begin

Where to begin with Japan’s kaiju monster movies

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Japan’s kaiju monster movies
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