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
11 October 2007
Ratatouille is a wonderful, wistful comedy, and a sparkling return to form for the computer animation studio Pixar...
Music and Performance
04 October 2007
With its emphasis on immediacy, pop is a disposable medium, prone to the caprices of adolescents who turn, Judas-like,...
Film
27 September 2007
Not many people could look underdressed while wearing the world's biggest fur coat, a giant snail's shell and a hood...
Culture
20 September 2007
In spring this year, US audiences were presented with Grindhouse, a three-hour-plus homage to sleazy 1970s exploitation...
Film
13 September 2007
It has taken decades for the template pioneered by Robert Altman's 1975 Nashville to become fashionable in cinema. This...
Film
06 September 2007
Are the novels of Ian McEwan unfilmable? I ask only because, with the exception of The Cement Garden, his work has a...
Culture
30 August 2007
Summer is usually a time of cinematic conservatism, so it's only proper that its end should be marked by two new...
Film
23 August 2007
Lady Chatterley (18) dir: Pascale Ferran Knocked Up (15) dir: Judd Apatow Knocked Up (15) dir: Judd Apatow If you heard...
Film
16 August 2007
If at any point during The Bourne Ultimatum you find the pace slackening, and your heartbeat returning to normal, there...
Film
09 August 2007
The visionary directors Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni died at the end of July but, contrary to what you...
Film
09 August 2007
Nearly 30 years ago, Paul Schrader's American Gigolo featured one of the strangest love scenes since Narcissus caught...
Culture
02 August 2007
The films of Japan's Studio Ghibli mean a lot to me. While I was recovering from pneumonia earlier this year, I began...
Film
26 July 2007
Whenever there's a nostalgic TV documentary concerning Fawlty Towers, one of the interviewees invariably mentions the...
Film
19 July 2007
Access is the Holy Grail of the documentary film-maker, but Ghosts of Cité Soleil represents a new high-water mark in...
Film
12 July 2007
I was a latecomer to the whole Harry Potter phenomenon. Until a month ago, I thought Hogwarts was a condition treatable...

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