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.
In Loach's films, authenticity is everything, and when his quest for realism pays off, there's nothing as raw in all of cinema.
Ryan Gilbey talks to the actor James Fleet, who stars in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship – his third Austen film adaptation after Sense and Sensibility and Death Comes to Pemberley.
Heart of a Dog is a part-documentary, part-film essay with a skew-whiff sense of humour.
They’ve still thrown every possible idea at the wall, but this time some of them stick.
Richard Linklater's new study of masculinity may be a little off in the details, but there are some meaningful details among the slogans.
This new film about a notoriously bad singer, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, is an unusually honest portrayal of how relationships work.
The challenge for any film that seeks to address the Holocaust is one of scale: László Nemes choses his canvas carefully
This black and white, bittersweet comedy follows two 40-year-old former school friends who trudge out on to Bodmin Moor as part of a misguided stag do.
With its lush CGI landscapes, The Jungle Book is a visual treat. But the film is conflicted as to its own status as a reboot.
Those concerned about the future of comic book movies and inter-superhero discord, fear not! Captain America: Civil War saves the day.
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