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
06 December 2007
There will always be a place in any sane heart for the man behind the Godfather films (well, the first two anyway)....
Culture
29 November 2007
People often ask if the western is making a comeback, but a more pertinent question would be whether it's ever going to...
Film
22 November 2007
Werner Herzog has already made a documentary about the courageous German-born pilot Dieter Dengler, who was shot down...
Film
15 November 2007
Don't go to see Brick Lane expecting to learn anything about Brick Lane. Even if you've read Monica Ali's engaging...
Film
08 November 2007
On a list of people and places to which I would turn for advice, Hollywood ranks even lower than the careers officer at...
Film
08 November 2007
For those of us too young to remember the Vietnam War, our understanding of that conflict cannot help but be filtered...
Culture
01 November 2007
In 1957, the film-maker Lindsay Anderson was sacked from his reviewing job on this very magazine, this very page. The...
Culture
25 October 2007
There is at the moment such a roaring trade in anti-Michael Moore documentaries - the recent Manufacturing Dissent:...
Culture
18 October 2007
David Cronenberg made his name in horror, but it isn't only flesh that he loves to dissect. He relishes, too, the...
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...

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