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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Cultural Capital
02 May 2012
A few months ago I was participating in a radio discussion on women in the film industry. When the host asked me to...
Cultural Capital
27 April 2012
Cinemagoers of a revolutionary inclination rejoice! Cannes may already be creeping into media coverage a full fortnight...
Culture
26 April 2012
Damsels in Distress (12A) dir: Whit Stillman Back when Wes Anderson was fretting about handing in his homework and...
Culture
18 April 2012
Every film is perfect during those few seconds after the lights go down, the curtains part and the projector starts...
Cultural Capital
17 April 2012
It's an insult to film, and our wallets.
Cultural Capital
12 April 2012
La Grande Illusion, Jean Renoir’s sublime 1938 masterpiece about spirit, class and camaraderie in a German POW...
Film
04 April 2012
Le Havre (PG) dir: Aki Kaurismäki   Should you be looking for one image from Le Havre to sum up...
Film
29 March 2012
This Is Not a Film (U) dirs: Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb Into the Abyss: a Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (12A...
Cultural Capital
29 March 2012
Billy Wilder died 10 years ago this week. His films, though, have the gift of eternal life. The Apartment, along with...
Culture
22 March 2012
The latest Dardennes film is small-scale but forceful. The Kid with a Bike (12A) dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne...
Cultural Capital
21 March 2012
The bells, the bells! The Bow Bells, that is. Wild Bill, a confident first feature that sets the former actor Dexter...
Culture
15 March 2012
A corpse quest makes for handsome viewing, writes Ryan Gilbey. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (15) dir: Nuri Bilge...
Cultural Capital
14 March 2012
Now that every film ever made is available at any hour of the day or night to be delivered to your home in a vial and...
Film
09 March 2012
Hardy’s Tess finds herself anguished in Rajasthan. Trishna (15) dir: Michael Winterbottom Until Michael...
Cultural Capital
08 March 2012
Why are movies about therapy so loaded with clichés? To coincide with the transmission of BeTipul, the original...

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