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.
Based on David Grann’s book about the British explorer Percy Fawcett, the film is a beautiful, diligent portrait. Plus: Aquarius.
The writer-director Jordan Peele has cleverly channelled the constant American conversation about race into a horror story.
Olivier Assayas' new film asks what happens when someone builds their life around the superficial. Yet Stewart is commandingly deep.
It also showcases coming-of-age LGBT dramas, set everywhere from Icelandic fishing villages to Irish boarding schools.
The film, which explores the unorthodox forms that power can take, shows Michèle continuing briskly with her life after she is assaulted in her apartment.
High in detail but low on incident, Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams are on unshowy form in this wholegrain feature.
In 1992, The Crying Game was the picture you simply had to see. Now it looks better than ever.
The director Barry Jenkins told me in October his film was "not in any way Oscar-bait".
Upcoming releases include drama about a trans woman and an adventure in south America.
Barry Jenkins’s story of a boy who finds a father figure in a local drug dealer shows, in minute detail, how our sense of identity can change.
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