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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Culture
07 May 2007
Anyone still harbouring the illusion that the superhero lifestyle is a gas should check out Spider-Man 3. The Spider-...
Film
30 April 2007
It's a disconcerting experience when you sit down to watch a period piece, only to find that the period in question...
Film
23 April 2007
Most teachers are alert to the drugs problem in their schools. Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling), the Brooklyn history teacher...
Film
16 April 2007
When it comes to chills down the spine and knots in the stomach, the present batch of horror remakes and sequels has...
Film
09 April 2007
I'm not one for giving away the twists that a film has to offer, but it seems only fair to warn you about a scene near...
Culture
02 April 2007
Two kinds of battle are being fought in Days of Glory. On the surface, there is the struggle against the Nazis in the...
Human Rights
26 March 2007
Conscience and compassion can be important elements in a film; dramatising them is another matter. There is no doubt...
Film
19 March 2007
In the world of American independent cinema, there's low-budget and then there's Funny Ha Ha. This thoroughly beguiling...
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...

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