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
09 October 2006
Martin Scorsese's gangster films generally induce a warm glow of familiarity. Remember when that poor sap in Goodfellas...
Film
02 October 2006
The men from the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) whose ordeal on 11 September 2001 inspired the film World...
Film
25 September 2006
The Britain of 2027 depicted in Children of Men, adapted from the P D James novel, is a bit too close for comfort....
Culture
18 September 2006
In her latest film, Helen Mirren plays a pensioner whose reluctance to adapt to late-20th-century life threatens to...
Film
11 September 2006
All happy families are alike. But each unhappy family makes a promising subject for a screwball comedy, as demonstrated...
Film
04 September 2006
There was barely a moment during The Sentinel when I wasn't tense. And not because it's a good thriller. If it's a...
Film
28 August 2006
The cinema of Pedro Almodóvar is a broad church. His recent films have looked sympathetically on paedophile priests (in...
International Politics
21 August 2006
The twisted science fiction of Philip K Dick has provided rich pickings for cinema: Blade Runner (1982), Total Recall (...
Culture
14 August 2006
Aspiring directors should rush to see Lady in the Water for a lesson in what can happen when a young film-maker starts...
International Politics
07 August 2006
A warning at the start of CSA: the Confederate States of America advises audiences that what follows may be unsuitable...
Culture
31 July 2006
As you approach the old Baltic flour mill in Gateshead, now the city's major space for contemporary art, you are...
Film
31 July 2006
No living film-maker is more aptly named than Michael Mann. From the moment this macho director left the starting...
Culture
31 July 2006
If there's one thing on which audiences have been able to depend in recent years, it has been the output of the...
Culture
24 July 2006
It's unusual at this time of year to find a film that hasn't been made purely to give people something to look at as...
Film
17 July 2006
So, Superman returns - and he's taken his time about it. Warner Bros spent $40m developing this film over the past 19...

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