A critical look at cinema


A still from Me and You.
Two hotheads in a room
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 April 17:50

Bernardo Bertolucci returns after eight years with the invigorating "Me and You".

Ryan Gosling at the New York premiere party. (Getty Images)
Reviewed: The Place Beyond the Pines
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 April 13:01

A good gander at Gosling.

Christopher Walken in A Late Quartet.
Music to my eyes
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 April 10:34

The sweet sound of Christopher Walken in the otherwise terrible "A Late Quartet"

Reviewed: In the House directed by François Ozon
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 March 15:24

Here’s looking at you, kid.

Reviewed: Trance and The Spirit of ‘45
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 March 14:36

Brits, glitz and grit.

So farewell then, Steven Soderbergh
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 March 11:19

Why Hollywood will miss the wisest man in cinema.

Reviewed: The Paperboy
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 March 9:26

So take off all your clothes.

Don't give up on romantic comedies
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 March 17:11

They're taking new shapes.

Reviewed: Broken and Robot & Frank
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 March 8:41

Too Close for comfort.

Barry Levinson
In praise of the mockumentary
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 March 17:00

Ten films without which Barry Levinson couldn't have made The Bay.

Reviewed: Stoker directed by Park Chan-wook
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 February 7:47

Niece to meet you.

Reviewed: To the Wonder and Cloud Atlas
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 February 8:06

We are the world.

Martin Scorsese and Robert de Niro in 2008
Scorsese and the sickness of celebrity
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 February 10:47

Why "The King of Comedy", released 30 years ago this week, is the director's most disturbing work

Reviewed: This is 40 directed by Judd Apatow
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 February 15:21

Juddering to a halt.

Films that make you feel old
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 February 15:18

Five videogame-related movies to savour.

Reviewed: Pablo Larrain's "No"
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 February 8:19

An inspiring watch that explores the role advertising played in Chile's progress.

Flight is Denzel Washington's show
By Ryan Gilbey - 31 January 9:50

Every addict has to hit bottom before they can get better.

Going down an eighties wormhole
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 January 13:30

Walter Hill, Sly Stallone and when a film-maker is past his prime.

Anthony Hopkins
In praise of Anthony Hopkins
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 January 10:41

The actor's performance in "Hitchcock" is a reminder of just how good he is.

Jessica Chastain as Maya, the rookie CIA agent
Zero Dark Thirty: the search for Mr Wrong
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 January 10:35

A demented love story with bullets instead of kisses.

Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington
Django Unchained - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 January 11:16

Tarantino's new film does a disservice to the oppressed.

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln.
The mesmerising quality of Day-Lewis's Abraham Lincoln
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 January 8:30

Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" reviewed.

Nagisa Oshima and David Bowie
Nagisa Oshima, 1932-2013
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 January 16:06

Japanese director dies at the age of 80.

Roman Polanski
Space man: the genius of Roman Polanski
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 January 14:40

A new retrospective of the Polish director's work begins in London.

Film in 2013 - the year of DiCaprio unchained
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 January 8:02

What to look out for on the big screen this year.

New Statesman
The Life of Pi - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 December 10:42

An extravagantly decorated cake of a film with nothing inside but the wisdom of a fortune cookie.

Kylie Minogue and Denis Lavant
Films of the year
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 December 15:46

The best movies of 2012.

Martin Freeman as the titular Hobbit.
The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 December 7:37

Peter Jackson has managed to dart off in new directions as he returns to Middle Earth.

The premiere of Les Misérables in London (Getty Images)
Sing for your supper
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 December 15:25

There's more to film musicals than Les Misérables

Morbid fascinations
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 December 12:53

Black comedy, "Sightseers", is good enough to survive the hype