Of Gods and Men
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 December 11:52

A bemuseing and all-too-reverent portrait of an embattled monastery.

Somewhere
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 December 7:11

Sofia Coppola serves up a subtle emotional study.

The railway line at Auschwitz, photographed in January 1945 after liberation. Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty
Memory and forgetting: the extraordinary power of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah
By David Cesarani - 02 December 9:22

Twenty-five years after its release, Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s documentary about the Holocaust, remains an astonishing journey to the farthest limits of experience and what it means to be a witness.

Gilbey on Film: what Leslie Nielsen told me
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 November 12:37

The late actor revealed he would have made one last "Naked Gun" movie.

Competition: win dvds of "South of the Border"
By Daniel Trilling - 25 November 16:58

Copies of Oliver Stone's documentary about Latin America's leftist leaders to give away.

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.

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