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Matthew Thrift

Matthew Thrift
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) It's a film of devastating cumulative power, even-handed and empathetic in its approach to two characters whose relationship has broken down, but who still want the best for their child and each other.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A film that, while returning to the founding, chase-picture premise of the franchise, appears to have been algorithmically conceived and directed by an AI filmmaking-chip that somehow made it out of the Skynet lab back in 1991.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
5/5 93% The Flower (La flor) (2019) An endlessly playful and playfully endless riot. Wildly, staggeringly entertaining.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 60% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) A funny, amiable riff on 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
1/5 77% Never Look Away (2019) "Never look away," we're told for the umpteenth time. But with von Donnersmarck serving as a dubious Virgil through the circles of 20th century history, you're better off just looking elsewhere.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) An astonishing spectacle of action and staging.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
1/5 50% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien follows the well-worn path of the literary biopic, steadfast in its refusal to even consider the separation of art from artist.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
2/5 67% The White Crow (2019) An explicatory exercise in dot-joining, the ultimate goal being to plot a psychological course from point A to point B.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
5/5 96% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) An uncompromising masterpiece. One of the films of the year.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/5 100% Dead Souls (2018) An essential document of survivor testimony that stands as China's answer to Shoah.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) Verbose. Riveting. Extraordinary.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
2/5 80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh phones it in.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 20% Mute (2018) Mute possesses so little sense of style, of directorial muscularity, that it fizzles out long before its 125 minutes are up.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro's greatest work. Simply magnificent.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2/5 85% Loving Vincent (2017) A sensationalist approach to the artist's final days which ultimately illuminates little.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Leitch's across-the-board approach is purely cosmetic, ever-ready to eschew shades of detail when crass shorthand will suffice.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2/5 76% Miss Sloane (2016) The film's unwillingness to engage in any meaningful sense with the issues it purports to raise feels like an opportunity squandered.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The notion of 'home' is central to Gray's back catalogue, and affords Z its primary thematic conflict, albeit one painted in overtly literal terms.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Bigger isn't always better, but Chad Stahelski proves himself an action force to be reckoned with.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) An exquisitely rendered study of colonialism, memory and cultural erasure.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) The ugliest film in recent memory - in every sense of the word - we can only hope it meets the fate it deserves.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) What remains is an opportunity for an intense, Jaws-like thalassophobic nightmare, squandered.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
5/5 95% Hard to be a God (2015) A monumental work from a monumental talent. Unmissable.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 98% Iris (2015) A love letter to individualism, and the love that fuels it.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 35% Cub (Welp) (2014) Not much adventure. Not much horror.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3/5 95% Housebound (2014) Housebound winningly sticks two fingers up to tired genre persuasions, effecting a barnstorming crowdpleaser populated by people you want to root for and tension you can chew. It's the stuff Friday nights at the movies were made for.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 77% Danny Collins (2015) Return to sender.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 28, 2015
5/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Pure cinematic catnip.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 15, 2015
2/5 28% Insurgent (2015) Maybe you had to read the book?‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 73% What If (2014) A pleasant surprise. Radcliffe shines.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/5 54% Maleficent (2014) Jolie nails it, but she deserves better than this CGI sinkhole.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 28, 2014
1/5 55% Fading Gigolo (2014) The great John Turturro comes a-cropper in this tin-eared comedy of male sexual mores.‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 22, 2014
5/5 100% Open City (1946) Roberto Rossellini's benchmark 1945 work of abrasive political realism presents a crumbling Rome that's been ravaged by war.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3/5 86% We Are What We Are (2013) This social-realist take on the cannibal sub-genre makes for a surprising lyrical and quietly profound piece of filmmaking.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 47% The Book Thief (2013) A frank and adventurous portrayal of love in the margins.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 27, 2014
98% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Of all miracles readily apparent on screen, perhaps the greatest is that the film even got made in the first place.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 26, 2014
2/5 54% Out of the Furnace (2013) A strong first half gives way to genre predictability.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2/5 66% August: Osage County (2013) This star-studded shout-off generates none of the heat and intensity of Tracy Letts' stage play.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 97% Muscle Shoals (2013) Exceptional music, unexceptional documentary on the swampy sounds of the famous Tennessee backing band.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 24, 2013
1/5 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) So generic a cut-and-paste job is the film's every aesthetic cue, it's surprising to even find a director's name surface in the closing credits.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/5 89% Dial M for Murder (1954) Second tier Hitch perhaps, but no less enjoyable for it, and still a marvel of cinematic technique.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/5 62% Cleopatra (1963) Melodramatic, and camp as Christmas, but nothing like the disaster its reputation suggests.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 11, 2013
1/5 21% The Seasoning House (2013) If only the dialogue and camera work were as good as the make-up effects.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 20, 2013
1/5 71% The Croods (2013) Oh crud...‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 21, 2013
4/5 86% Babeldom (2012) Invigorating, challenging and extremely provocative. And extremely articulate to boot!‐ Little White Lies
Posted Mar 7, 2013
5/5 96% Gangs of Wasseypur (2014) A star is born in Anurag Kashyap. Blistering, audacious and if anything... just too darn short.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2/5 65% Unfinished Song (2013) Too emotionally manipulative, but not without its moments of real tenderness and warmth.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 21, 2013
1/5 41% Midnight's Children (2013) Lacks soul, imagination and even basic logic.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 26, 2012
5/5 No Score Yet Still astonishes.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 22, 2012
4/5 67% Husbands (1970) Husbands may not be structurally perfect, but it's an unsentimental dissection of ego, fear and masculinity nonetheless.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 27, 2012