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.
Tim Burton is not on board for the new Netflix original Pee-Wee movie, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. But the cult character has an equally influential benefactor these days: Judd Apatow.
Competition entrants had precisely 50 days to shoot and upload a 50-second film that incorporated in some form the number 50.
Patricio Guzmán's films have brought the story of his country to the world. Yet this latest film lacks the clarity so central to his previous offerings.
The production designer Ken Adam, famous for his work on Dr Strangelove and seven James Bond films, has died at the age of 95.
Charlie Kaufman may be the most original voice in US cinema since David Lynch, and this latest film has a unique tactile tension.
As twins Lukas and Elias begin to suspect the woman who has come home from the hospital is not their real mother, there is a strong sense that it is the motherland which is rotten.
A return to making movies about movies yields a breakthrough for the brothers as storytellers.
What makes Grimsby an especially steep falling-off after Baron Cohen’s last three movies is the sense that no one really cared whether it came off or not; the whole enterprise has a “will-this-do?” quality.
The Academy Awards are blighted by racism and bad decisions. So what would a world without them look like?
It's excruciating, but gradually our close proximity to the eponymous shambolic twentysomething allows for a deepening intimacy.
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