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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.

Articles by Matthew Thrift

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  • 10 great chase films

    From silent comedies to modern action blockbusters, cinema has always thrived on the thrill of pursuit. Catch your breath while we go after 10 essential chase movies.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Lists

  • 10 great Christmas horror films

    Deck the cinematic halls with boughs of blood-soaked holly. These 10 festive viewing treats channel the dark side of Christmas.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Lists

  • 10 great horror remakes

    With Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre in cinemas in time for Halloween, here are another 10 horror remakes that are more than just rip-offs.

    Thursday, October 31, 2013

    Lists

  • 10 great French gangster films

    With the rerelease of Classe tous risques, we round up the usual suspects and a clutch of forgotten gems for 10 great Gallic gangster movies.

    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Lists

  • Top trumps: the giants of Japan’s monster movies

    We run through 10 of Pacific Rim’s monstrous antecedents, the Japanese goliaths that paved the way for Guillermo del Toro’s vision.

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Features

  • John + Gena: dynamite on screen and off

    Fiery and tempestuous, John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands are one of cinema’s great husband-wife partnerships. We survey their 10 films together.

    Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Features

  • 10 great directors and their English-language debuts

    With Park Chan-wook unveiling Stoker, we pick out 10 other world-class directors and their first English-language films.

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Lists

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