Kylie Minogue and Denis Lavant
Films of the year
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 December 15:46

The best movies of 2012.

Martin Freeman as the titular Hobbit.
The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 December 7:37

Peter Jackson has managed to dart off in new directions as he returns to Middle Earth.

Pete Doherty and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Confessions of a Child of the Century.
Pete Doherty is a really, really bad actor
By Alex Hern - 07 December 12:15

The former Libertine isn't very good at playing a libertine.

The Hunt: a film about a society in thrall to its children
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 November 11:55

Thomas Vinterberg's latest film is a commendably cool study of hysteria.

Silver Linings Playbook - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 November 11:46

The excess baggage in this film is thankfully relieved by Robert De Niro's grumpy-funny turn.

A portrait of T E Lawrence
Maximum surrender
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 November 12:45

"Lawrence of Arabia" is back in the cinemas, bigger than ever

New Statesman
Watch: the trailer for Alan Moore’s “Jimmy’s End"
By Charlotte Simmonds - 20 November 13:59

What the only film approved by the godfather of graphic novels will look like.

The power of gusto
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 November 11:42

A documentary about a heavy metal prodigy tugs at the heart.

New Statesman
Framed Film Festival brings innovative children's cinema to London
By Kamila Kocialkowska - 15 November 15:32

The Barbican's Framed Film Festival has an ambitious remit.

Michael Haneke's "Amour" and the music of time
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 November 9:56

A thought-provoking portrayal of the realities of nursing a partner in deteriorating health.

Haifaa Al Mansour
The image-less kingdom
By Celluloid Liberation Front - 13 November 17:16

Film is helping to demystify Saudi Arabia.

Michael Peña
Gilbey on Film: An interview with Michael Peña
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 November 10:31

The American actor is finally a leading man.

Early morning sunlight filters through fog, smoke and the branches of a tree
Sunlight, camera, action
By Alice Oswald - 08 November 8:48

Photography is like drawing with light.

George Lucas
Gilbey on Film: Disney saves Star Wars from its creator
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 November 10:47

George Lucas was always the franchise's worst enemy.

A much-hyped movie will only deliver over time
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 November 7:57

Ryan Gilbey on "The Master" and "The Shining".

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall.
Skyfall - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 October 12:10

Daniel Craig has relaxed into Bond without losing any steeliness.

I wanted to hate Eton Style, but I didn't
By Martha Gill - 18 October 16:39

Now I hate myself.

New Statesman
See no evil
By Zhu Rikun - 18 October 7:18

Zhu Rikun, a leading light of independent Chinese film, on its troubled future.

Nick Broomfield poses for a film festival photoshoot.
Nick Broomfield: “She very much reminded me of Margaret Thatcher”
By Philip Maughan - 16 October 12:42

The documentary maker on Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and sex in Bedford.

On the Road
On the Road - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 October 8:46

A fine reworking of a cult novel unmasks the original.

Why Dredd 3D gets women in comics right
By Laura Sneddon - 04 October 17:50

For a popcorn blockbuster, the gender politics of Dredd 3D are extraordinary, writes Laura Sneddon.

New Statesman
Taken 2 - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 October 10:43

An amusing thriller sequel that uses the oldest tricks in the book.

Holy Motors - review
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 September 8:15

Leos Carax’s comeback film is wild and wonderful.

Handsworth, 1985: Re-writing the riots
By Celluloid Liberation Front - 24 September 17:39

The Black Audio Film Collective's film still resonates.

Reimagining Arab cinema
By Ella Funge - 21 September 12:18

Omar Kholeif interviewed.

Fred Schepisi
Gilbey on Film: In praise of Fred Schepisi (again)
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 September 10:36

The Australian director's latest film has a dream cast.

Savages – review
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 September 7:04

Ryan Gilbey is stunned by the lack of subtlety in a message-heavy drugs tale.