The American
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 November 7:25

This is proof that cinematic greatness is earned, not bought.

Politics and the English countryside
By Daniel Trilling - 24 November 13:49

The Film Interview: Patrick Keiller on "Robinson in Ruins".

Gilbey on Film: love inanimate
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 November 12:45

Fine animation doesn't always produce cinematic novelty.

Accused
By Rachel Cooke - 18 November 7:12

Rachel Cooke gets the feeling Jimmy McGovern
is his own biggest fan.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 November 7:12

Dreams blur with real life in this sensual cinematic vision.

Gilbey on Film: true horror
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 November 13:51

For frights, nothing beats a public information film from the Seventies.

Jean-Luc Godard: a rare interview
By Lucian Robinson - 16 November 12:05

The enigmatic French director speaks about the furore over his recent Oscar award.

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Russell Brand
By Sophie Elmhirst - 11 November 8:09

“The BBC is beautiful, but now we are watching it fall apart”

We Are What We Are, Dream Home, Let Me In
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 November 7:32

Not all horror films have forgotten how to frighten.

Gilbey on Film: I'm a Girl refusenik
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 November 17:19

Why I won't be watching - or reading - any of the Stieg Larsson trilogy.

Mike Leigh speaks to the NS
By Daniel Trilling - 08 November 16:15

The Film Interview: why the director wants to make "epic" movies.

Shadows of Progress: NS media partnership with the BFI
By Agnieszka Gratza - 05 November 15:17

We speak to Patrick Russell about British documentary-making.

Another Year (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 November 7:17

Ryan Gilbey finds Mike Leigh pursuing fashionably horticultural themes.

Gilbey on Film: Cinema as cultural Trojan horse
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 November 11:13

The third Jackass movie is Abu Ghraib reflected in a funhouse mirror.

In defence of philosophy
By Staff blogger - 31 October 13:43

Jonathan Derbyshire talks to Tariq Ali about Wittgenstein, Derek Jarman and the future of the humani

Directors' cuts
By Agnieszka Gratza - 31 October 10:09

Afternoon tea with Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman and Jeanne Labrune.

The Kids Are All Right (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 October 8:21

Annette Bening's return to the screen warrants a public holiday.

Preview: NS interview with Mike Leigh
By Daniel Trilling - 21 October 14:17

The director explains his refusal to visit Israel and says he received "exhortations not to go" from

The Arbor (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 October 8:17

Ryan Gilbey experiences the turbulent family life of a working-class playwright.

The Battle for Barking: won or lost?
By Daniel Trilling - 20 October 22:41

A new film shows the kind of community likely to be hurt most by the coalition's cuts.

Meaning is use
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 20 October 17:26

A screening of Derek Jarman's "Wittgenstein" in association with Verso and the New Statesman.

Gilbey on Film: Musicians and the movies
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 October 12:49

From the studio to the sound stage.

London Film Festival preview: The Nine Muses
By Nana Yaa Mensah - 15 October 12:08

John Akomfrah dazzles with a poetic tale of wandering lives.

Directors’ cut: the end of UKFC
By David Puttnam - 14 October 9:28

In abolishing the UK Film Council, Jeremy Hunt has shown himself to be ignorant of history. David Pu

The Social Network (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 October 8:17

Ryan Gilbey delves into the dark history of Facebook.

David Puttnam’s challenge to the Culture Secretary
By Daniel Trilling - 12 October 16:21

Will Jeremy Hunt take up the offer of a public debate on the UK film industry?

Gilbey on Film: 3-D is a con
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 October 12:05

The movie industry is trying to fleece ordinary cinema-goers.

Mr Nice (18)
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 October 8:09

We learn little from Howard Marks's drug tales, writes Ryan Gilbey

Gilbey on Film: Ciné vérité
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 October 11:05

The future of the documentary is in safe hands.

Interview: Oliver Stone
By Amy Raphael - 05 October 9:23

Your father was a stockbroker. What did you learn from him about the financial world?

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