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

Juddering to a halt.

Mark Kermode: The next generation of film critics will come from the internet
By Bim Adewunmi - 14 February 15:13

We sent Bim to Cuddle her Favourite Critic.

Ben Affleck in Argo
Based on a “true” story: expecting reality in movies
By Arthur P Shimamura - 12 February 11:28

Films like Argo, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty demonstrate that we empathise much more easily with characters when we believe we are witnessing real events.

New Statesman
Reviewed: Steel - A Century of Steelmaking on Film
By Charlotte Simmonds - 07 February 20:43

The BFI screens rarely-seen films from the great era of British steelmaking.

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.

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.

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.

Pete Doherty and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Confessions of a Child of the Century.
Pete Doherty is a really, really bad actor
By Alex Hern - 07 December 12:15

The former Libertine isn't very good at playing a libertine.

The Hunt: a film about a society in thrall to its children
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 November 11:55

Thomas Vinterberg's latest film is a commendably cool study of hysteria.

Silver Linings Playbook - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 November 11:46

The excess baggage in this film is thankfully relieved by Robert De Niro's grumpy-funny turn.

A portrait of T E Lawrence
Maximum surrender
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 November 12:45

"Lawrence of Arabia" is back in the cinemas, bigger than ever

New Statesman
Watch: the trailer for Alan Moore’s “Jimmy’s End"
By Charlotte Simmonds - 20 November 13:59

What the only film approved by the godfather of graphic novels will look like.

The power of gusto
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 November 11:42

A documentary about a heavy metal prodigy tugs at the heart.

New Statesman
Framed Film Festival brings innovative children's cinema to London
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 15 November 15:32

The Barbican's Framed Film Festival has an ambitious remit.

Michael Haneke's "Amour" and the music of time
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 November 9:56

A thought-provoking portrayal of the realities of nursing a partner in deteriorating health.

Haifaa Al Mansour
The image-less kingdom
By Celluloid Liberation Front - 13 November 17:16

Film is helping to demystify Saudi Arabia.

Michael Peña
Gilbey on Film: An interview with Michael Peña
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 November 10:31

The American actor is finally a leading man.

Early morning sunlight filters through fog, smoke and the branches of a tree
Sunlight, camera, action
By Alice Oswald - 08 November 8:48

Photography is like drawing with light.

George Lucas
Gilbey on Film: Disney saves Star Wars from its creator
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 November 10:47

George Lucas was always the franchise's worst enemy.

A much-hyped movie will only deliver over time
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 November 7:57

Ryan Gilbey on "The Master" and "The Shining".