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.
Two new fantastical films go well beyond the genre's tropes
A better name for this geezerish fiasco might have been Excalibants.
The latest instalment in Ridley Scott's series elevates the horror beyond the purely physical
Barratt usually plays the jumped-up buffoon who is never quite as classy, clever or hilarious as he believes himself to be. Unfortunately, that could double as a description of Mindhorn.
This lame sequel suggests the makers have largely forgotten why the original was so refreshing.
In memory of a great movie man - and a generous soul.
Lady Macbeth grows less psychologically plausible the higher the body count rises.
Fans of the film's hero often forget the reason he ended up in prison in the first place was the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Anyone frustrated not to be served the Pablo Neruda story straight can commiserate with those viewers who were hoping that I Am Not Your Negro might deliver the life and times of James Baldwin.
This adaptation of the influential anime, starring Scarlett Johansson, is short on thrills.
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