Only one of these debut directors has found his voice.
Ken Loach and Woody Allen are back, but their movies display familiar flaws.
Ryan Gilbey on a fittingly understated adaptation of Haruki Murakami.
FILM: Theatre under threat from the cuts.
Unlike out-of-town multiplexes, the likes of Walthamstow's EMD bring communities together.
Colin Firth’s awards season triumph is part of a ruthless British takeover of Hollywood.
There was never one single Schindler's list and the real Itzhak Stern bore little resemblance to the character in Steven Spielberg's film.
An impressive understated portrait of a conflicted family holiday.
FILM: the economic crisis, as seen from Argentina.
No wonder David Cameron likes The King's Speech.
Ryan Gilbey is impressed by a bold attempt to reinvent the crime thriller.
“Pride is such a dangerous thing for a film-maker”
FILM: Josie Long and Mehdi Hasan, plus UK Uncut take on Barclays Bank.
The NS's film critic talks to the star of Animal Kingdom.
For the past few weeks I've been out filming the growing protest movement against the coalition government's programme of cuts. I've now been invited by the New Statesman to become its first video blogger.
Movies should choose their subjects for homage more wisely.
FILM: Lecturers go on strike in Bristol.
The greatest Hollywood star you’ve never heard of.
On Baftas weekend, a look at this year’s blockbuster British film.
The Coen brothers are the most conservative of directors.
FILM: Mary Warnock, Blake Morrison and south London residents take action against library closures.
This great British director's movies are enjoying a deserved revival.
“Ignorance mixed with politics is a dangerous combination”
The Fighter is a boxing film that packs a punch outside of the ring.
FILM: Terry Eagleton and others on the anti-cuts movement.
Kazuo Ishiguro and the cinema of mortality.
Black Swan has caused much affronted beating of wings in the ballet world, and you can see why.
A gloomy tale finds strength through simplicity.
We present Michael Chanan’s video blog of the protest movement.