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
31 July 2006
No living film-maker is more aptly named than Michael Mann. From the moment this macho director left the starting...
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...
Culture
10 July 2006
Two films this week transport us to the Caribbean, though, in each case, sun, sea and sand come a distant second to...
Politics
10 July 2006
Admirers of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero may emerge from the cinema bewildered after seeing Viva Zapatero! This new...
Culture
03 July 2006
If there's a more joyful film this summer than Dave Chappelle's Block Party, I'll eat my sunlounger. But first things...
Culture
26 June 2006
The pastoral title of Ken Loach's Palme d'Or-winning new feature is heavy with irony. Within the first ten minutes of...
Film
19 June 2006
There may be a scathing film to be made on the subject of spin, but Thank You for Smoking isn't it. The writer-director...
Culture
12 June 2006
Iranian film-makers routinely find themselves banned or thwarted, but, even by this standard, Jafar Panahi has had it...
Film
29 May 2006
A common response to television coverage of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center was that it looked like a film....
Film
01 May 2006
There are not many cultural experiences in which sheer awfulness can be just as satisfying in its own way as excellence...
Culture
03 April 2006
Pity the short film. Like the runt of the litter, it is destined to be overlooked and undervalued, dwarfed by its more...
Film
13 March 2006
Film is a medium best savoured with the lights off, but modern cinema audiences have their work cut out trying to...
Film
20 February 2006
Nostalgia is not a feeling that the films of Derek Jarman ever seemed likely to engender. In its wit, vitality and,...

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