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In the Critics this week

A film special, Leo Robson on new British fiction, and all our usual columns.

Our film critic Ryan Gilbey takes a good look at Brass Eye's Chris Morris and his film directorial debut, Four Lions, David Flusfeder celebrates the "outlaw" cinema of Seventies Hollywood, Emilie Bickerton discusses the Cahiers du Cinéma, and we reveal which films made our list of top ten greatest political films.

Elsewhere, Leo Robson reviews new novels from Andrew O'Hagan and David Mitchell, Sholto Byrnes examines Dubai's post-recession art market, Annalisa Barbieri analyses the V&A's exhibition of Grace Kelly's clothing, and Nikil Saval reviews a new book on John Cage's famous experiment with silence.

Plus, there are the usual columns from our award-winning critics: Rachel Cooke on TV, Antonia Quirke on radio, and Will Self charts the rise and fall of Wimpy in Real Meals.