Gilbey on Film: the top ten movies of 2009
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 December 14:12

Do you agree with our film critic's line up?

Humpday (15) / Avatar (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 December 7:06

Avoid 3-D antics and try something more subtle

Changing the garde
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 December 5:47

A new breed of star showed us that big-name actors could be experimental too

Where the Wild Things Are (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 December 6:55

These things are just a bit tame

Paranormal Activity (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 November 5:41

Simplicity is a highly effective tool in horror films

Dawn of the dead
By David Herman - 19 November 5:52

The dark shadow of history has always loomed over Stephen Poliakoff’s dramas. But Glorious 39, set o

A Serious Man (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 November 5:52

Bodily revulsion is at the heart of the Coens' work

The White Ribbon (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 November 5:43

Ryan Gilbey detects a new tenderness in the darling of European cinema

Chinese whispers
By Daniel Trilling - 10 November 10:28

Xiaolu Guo on the voices of a changing country

Michael Moore: Q+A
By Daniel Trilling - 08 November 9:11

The documentary-maker on capitalism, Obama and why Britain is about to get punished

Bright Star (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 November 5:55

A deft treatment of John Keats's love life

An Education (12A)/Taking Woodstock (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 October 7:51

It’s hard to avoid cliché in such a well-visited era

Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 October 8:48

The puppets are gorgeous but the script's a bit familiar, writes Ryan Gilbey

The NS Interview: Terry Gilliam
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 15 October 8:38

“Making films is just a cheap version of being God”

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 October 8:38

A strangely underpowered effort from Terry Gilliam

Up (U)
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 October 6:46

Pixar achieves lift-off with its latest 3-D outing

The Invention of Lying (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 October 8:13

I can’t lie – this is an absolute stinker of a movie

Born in '68 (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 September 6:50

French hippie ideals sour in less than convincing style

Away We Go (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 September 6:48

Sam Mendes and a hip literary couple deliver a shockingly smug movie

Seduction line
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 September 8:56

“What a tremendous eye he has,” said David Bowie of the film-maker Nagisa Oshima after working with

Fish Tank (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 September 8:56

A quirky drama finds unexpected poetry in the Essex badlands

Big River Man (15) and Bustin’ Down the Door (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 September 8:19

Two waterborne documentaries leave several questions floating

Back to mine
By Paul Routledge - 03 September 8:19

From Yorkshire to Somerset, the coal industry once employed a million men and was the lifeblood of h

Broken Embraces (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 August 8:07

The once searingly original Spanish auteur stoops to
self-parody

The way I see it: Claire Denis, director
By Staff blogger - 23 August 23:37

Does art make a difference? Art is part of the world, it is already there. It is not a medicine. It is essential, not an ointment.

Inglourious Basterds (18)
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 August 8:40

Nazi hunters mix with cinema buffs in a return to form for Tarantino

Sin nombre (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 August 8:24

This immigrant tale is a flimsy but entertaining gangland thriller

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 August 9:11

There’s life yet in the French gangster movie genre

Kambakkht Ishq (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 July 9:03

There’s no need for Bollywood to appeal to Middle England – it’s a success already

From the NS archive: Dogme 95
By Staff blogger - 23 July 13:00

In this extract from his 1999 review of Thomas Vinterberg's film “Festen", Jonathan Romney considers Lars von Trier's contributions
to the Dogme 95 manifesto for a new cinema

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