Ryan Gilbey is the New Statesman's film critic. He is also the author of It Don't Worry Me (Faber), about 1970s US cinema, and a study of Groundhog Day in the "Modern Classics" series (BFI Publishing). He was named reviewer of the year in the 2007 Press Gazette awards.
The stars of The BFG have great chemistry. What a shame, then, that they end up in boring Buckingham Palace.
George Amponsah's film, following the repercussions of Tottenham 29-year-old Mark Duggan's death in 2011, studies injustice through both banality and drama.
Far from being a cheap rewrite, this Ghostbusters improves in every way on the original, which has been insulated for years by nostalgia.
Absolutely Fabulous: the Movie revels in the blasé humour that made the television series so groundbreaking.
The award-winning film maker has died at the age of 76.
With audio and video uncannily synched, and its grainy super 8 footage, Notes on Blindness confuses the senses.
This story of memory loss shows how meaning accrues through duplication. Plus: Ma Ma reviewed.
A modern follow-up to the Nineties sci-fi alien invasion adventure is plagued by threadbare characters, poor dialogue, and a rambling plotline.
A look at Polish romcom Planeta Singli, plus Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetary of Splendour.
Plus: eloquent storytelling around the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea.
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