A critical look at cinema


Julie Christie and Tom Courtenay
Dwarling, it's wonderful!
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 May 15:10

Billy Liar at 50.

Trousersnakes on a plane
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 May 13:24

Reviewed: Pedro Almodóvar’s "I'm So Excited!".

New Statesman
Reviewed: The Look of Love
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 April 16:18

Mags to riches.

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.