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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Human Rights
14 June 2007
How fitting that The War on Democracy, a documentary examining Washington's ongoing campaign against central and South...
Film
28 May 2007
Ray Lawrence, the Australian director who made Bliss and Lantana, continues his series of films that sound like colours...
Film
21 May 2007
"That was the most frustrating film ever!" hissed the woman behind me, at the end of Zodiac. I could see her point. She...
Human Rights
14 May 2007
Let me tell you about my screenplay idea. Not only is it completely brilliant, but it's 100 per cent guaranteed to get...
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...

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