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
12 March 2007
Paying homage is an act of respect, though you wouldn't know it from The Good German, in which the director Steven...
Film
05 March 2007
With his gently ramshackle manner, liberal concerns and easygoing drawl, Richard Linklater is like a character from one...
Film
05 March 2007
If there's one thing the world doesn't need, it's another story of intractable fathers and rebellious sons. But it...
Film
26 February 2007
It was on my fourth day at this year's Berlin Film Festival that I received the kind of cinematic boost any festival-...
Film
19 February 2007
Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, which explored the US victory at Iwo Jima in 1945, was a muted war film that...
Film
12 February 2007
Breaking up may be hard to do, but at least the estranged couple in Climates will have some cracking holiday snaps once...
Film
05 February 2007
If the cast and crew of Notes on a Scandal pooled their respective awards and prizes, the glinting of statuettes would...
Film
29 January 2007
Figuring out what's happening is one of the challenges in watching The Fountain, which begins in 16th-century Spain and...
Film
22 January 2007
Any documentary about life in Iraq promises certain elements - it will surely be steeped in death, and hard on the eye...
Film
15 January 2007
The actor Forest Whitaker is a one-man beauty and the beast. His breeze-block-shaped head should be classified as a...
Film
08 January 2007
When an artist dies, the temptation to read some parting message into his or her swansong becomes irresistible. That...
Film
18 December 2006
How you regard 2006 in cinema depends largely on whether you think of your bucket of popcorn as being half empty or...
Film
11 December 2006
From the title down, It's Winter is about as straightforward as cinema gets. In the film's first ten minutes, Mokhtar (...
Culture
04 December 2006
If you arrive even half a minute late to see London to Brighton, don't consider going in - wait until the next showing...
Film
27 November 2006
Mexico's Guillermo del Toro has carved out a cosy niche for himself making political-fantasy-horror-fables. In Pan's...

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