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.

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Culture
01 March 2012
Michael (18)dir: Markus SchleinzerThe adult and child visiting a petting zoo in the new film Michael could be any...
Cultural Capital
28 February 2012
This blog post has almost nothing at all to say about the Oscars. What can there be to grumble about when justice was...
Film
23 February 2012
Woody Harrelson’s Cheers-ness can’t save this cop flick, says Ryan Gilbey. Rampart dir: Oren Moverman...
Cultural Capital
21 February 2012
I visited a multiplex last week. There was a small screen mounted in the foyer wall, next to the ice-cream counter. My...
Culture
18 February 2012
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (12A)dir: Stephen DaldryJonathan Safran Foer's second novel, Extremely Loud and...
Cultural Capital
17 February 2012
I fell for Laura at a young age. Late teens, maybe early twenties. What matters is I fell, and I fell hard. Harder than...
Culture
09 February 2012
Ryan Gilbey enjoys David Cronenberg's Freudian sight gags.{C} A Dangerous Method (15) dir: David Cronenberg...
Cultural Capital
07 February 2012
A triumphant cinematic return for the Muppets. Aside from nostalgia, the primary responses to the generally...
Film
02 February 2012
Roman Polanski loves a nice apartment Carnage (15) dir: Roman Polanski At a time when property markets have...
Cultural Capital
31 January 2012
To call Bombay Beach a documentary is only half the story; it's what adorns and nourishes that framework that makes it...
Culture
26 January 2012
The Descendants (15)dir: Alexander PayneImagine Patricia Hastie's excitement at telling her loved ones she had landed a...
Cultural Capital
25 January 2012
A sad week for cinema. Two influential figures are dead: Theo Angelopoulos, the 76-year-old director of The Travelling...
Culture
19 January 2012
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Cultural Capital
18 January 2012
David Hockney may have been a greater presence in your life recently than members of your own family. Anyone would...
Culture
13 January 2012
Shame (18); Margin Call (15)dir: Steve McQueen; dir: J C ChandorHave you had your five-a-day? Brandon Sullivan, the...

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