French flicks first
By Emilie Bickerton - 03 May 8:48

The film critic Emilie Bickerton on the glory days of Cahiers du cinéma and politically engaged film

The remains of grace
By Annalisa Barbieri - 01 May 11:32

A display at the V&A of clothes and accessories from Grace Kelly’s royal wardrobe reveals too much o

Jihad for dummies
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 April 10:52

Chris Morris made his name with abrasive satire, so it’s a surprise his terrorist-mocking debut feat

In the Critics this week
By Charlotte Newman - 29 April 14:50

A film special, Leo Robson on new British fiction, and all our usual columns.

The 10 greatest political films
By Staff blogger - 29 April 14:17

Do you agree with our list?

The 10 greatest political films
By Staff blogger - 29 April 8:12

Chosen by New Statesman staff.

Gilbey on Film: election special round two
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 April 17:40

Our critic's verdict on the (other) party political broadcasts.

The greatest political movies - the longlist
By Charlotte Newman - 26 April 17:01

Do you agree with our staff picks?

Life During Wartime (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 April 8:06

A shocking sequel leaves behind a sense of déjà vu.

Gilbey on Film: election special
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 April 14:26

Our critic's verdict on the party political broadcasts.

Gilbey on Film: Gervais's kryptonite vs lo-fi "Mumblecore"
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 April 14:26

Ricky Gervais's silver screen efforts are no match for Andrew Bujalski's understated charm.

Religion is a laughing matter
By Yasmeen Khan - 09 April 13:01

The Infidel shows how comedy can fight prejudice.

Gilbey on Film: you say you want a revolution
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 April 15:30

Don't believe the hype about Kick-Ass.

Samson and Delilah (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 April 8:11

Ryan Gilbey admires a universal love story set in the Australian outback.

Gilbey on Film: don't stop screaming
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 March 12:32

Why we just can't get enough of Psycho.

The Film Interview: Warwick Thornton
By Daniel Trilling - 26 March 10:24

The Australian director talks about his acclaimed debut "Samson and Delilah".

Kick-Ass (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 March 7:06

Ryan Gilbey thinks he’s seen parts of this superhero caper somewhere before.

Armando Ianucci - extended interview
By Sophie Elmhirst - 22 March 15:27

A longer version of this week's NS interview

The NS interview: Armando Iannucci
By Sophie Elmhirst - 20 March 0:28

“Satire is a black-and-white programme with Dudley Moore”

Sons of Cuba (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 March 7:11

Ryan Gilbey is struck by the poverty of Cuba's child boxers.

Gilbey on Film: the chequered history of rockumentaries
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 March 12:41

Why the White Stripes' live film is a blast from the past.

Poland on screen
By Daniel Trilling - 12 March 14:45

Cinematic treasures from the East at the Kinoteka festival.

Shutter Island (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 March 7:08

Scorsese serves up a trashy yet diverting thriller.

Gilbey on Film: rebel? Banksy doesn't know the meaning of the word
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 March 13:05

The graffiti artist's new film is more PR than politics.

Alice in Wonderland (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 March 7:08

Tim Burton comes a cropper with his foray into 3-D.

Avatar: Return of the natives
By Slavoj Zizek - 04 March 7:08

Slavoj Žižek on the "brutal racist overtones" of James Cameron's Avatar.

Gilbey on Film: terrible taglines
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 March 11:40

Film posters don't always get it right.

Capitalism: a Love Story (12A)
By Lisa Mullen - 25 February 7:07

Is Michael Moore afraid of his own left-wing politics?

Gilbey on Film: the real Oscar winners
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 February 13:30

Suffering from awards fatigue? Our film critic has the antidote.

Tales from the archives
By Sara Wajid - 18 February 16:34

John Akomfrah subverts the cheery official narrative of multicultural Britain.