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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Film
27 March 2008
The critic Pauline Kael once asked: "If art isn't entertainment, then what is it? Punishment?" The films of the...
Culture
19 March 2008
An intuitive performer can sense when to hang back and do nothing. The newcomer Bianca, who makes her debut in the...
Film
13 March 2008
Have you heard the one about Michael Jackson, the Pope and the Three Stooges living together in a Scottish castle? What...
Culture
06 March 2008
Call it what you like - the sophomore curse or "difficult second film syndrome" - but it can't be easy following up a...
Film
28 February 2008
There is good news and bad news about the 80th Academy Awards, held in Los Angeles last Sunday. The bad news is that...
Film
28 February 2008
Margot at the Wedding (15) dir: Noah Baumbach With all the major Hollywood studios now running speciality divisions to...
Culture
21 February 2008
My Blueberry Nights (12A) dir: Wong Kar Wai The Boss of It All (15) dir: Lars von Trier Even geniuses have days when...
Culture
14 February 2008
Sunday (12A) dir: Rohit Shetty Taare Zameen Par: Every Child Is Special (PG) dir: Aamir Khan In commercial terms,...
Film
07 February 2008
There Will Be Blood (12A) dir: Paul Thomas Anderson The director and Warhol acolyte Paul Morrissey once told me of...
Film
31 January 2008
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (12A) dir: Julian Schnabel Long before Kate Winslet declared, in the first series of...
Culture
24 January 2008
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (18) dir: Tim Burton Pussyfooting was elevated to an art form recently...
Film
17 January 2008
No Country for Old Men (15)dirs: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Directors tread a tightrope whenever they set out to criticise...
Film
10 January 2008
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (15) dir: Sidney Lumet Charlie Wilson's War (15) dir: Mike Nichols Two veteran...
Culture
03 January 2008
The big surprise about 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is not that it's a deserving winner of the Cannes Film Festival's...
Film
13 December 2007
Picture the scene. The year is 1985, the place is Milton Keynes. Not an appetising beginning to any story, I grant you...

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