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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Human Rights
12 June 2008
Film-makers have still not worked out a way to process the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq into fiction. I admired parts...
Culture
05 June 2008
Gone Baby Gone is set in a tarnished working-class corner of Boston, not Praia da Luz, but its superficial similarities...
Film
29 May 2008
Before the HBO series Sex and the City began its six-year run in 1998, the world had suspected that women were enjoying...
Film
22 May 2008
The Indiana Jones cycle, which began in 1981 with Raiders of the Lost Ark, is a homage to Saturday-morning serials in...
Film
15 May 2008
Jacques Vergès sports a silver crew cut that makes him look like he's had the top of his head sawn off. Possibly the...
Film
08 May 2008
Following the revelation in Super Size Me that junk food is bad for you, Morgan Spurlock imparts more easily won wisdom...
Culture
01 May 2008
To be he or not to be he? That is the question facing a young hermaphrodite in the beguiling Argentinian drama XXY (...
International Politics
24 April 2008
Even the best cinema adaptations of graphic novels, such as American Splendour, Ghost World or Ping Pong, have eschewed...
Ideas
17 April 2008
Audiences searching for substance or a storyline in Mike Leigh's slight new film may feel like Hans Blix on the trail...
Film
10 April 2008
No one familiar with the films of Catherine Breillat will be shocked to learn that her costume drama The Last Mistress...
Culture
03 April 2008
I should declare an interest in Son of Rambow, a British comedy about two 11-year-old boys in the early Eighties who...
Culture
27 March 2008
A woman ends her affair with her husband's colleague. As she walks away after breaking the news, her now ex-lover calls...
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...

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