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.
Something about Crowe’s hard-nut/soft-shell routine with Ryan Gosling in this film suggests he could be coming out of his career slump.
Director John Carney has a lighter touch and also a greater sense of depth and poignancy.
Austen’s work has already been a launch-pad for literary spin-offs, but Stillman's film – and accompanying novel – do something intriguingly new.
With the cheapest-looking CGI and crummiest sets ever to have reached the screen, it's up to the plot to save Warcraft: The Beginning. . .
In Loach's films, authenticity is everything, and when his quest for realism pays off, there's nothing as raw in all of cinema.
Ryan Gilbey talks to the actor James Fleet, who stars in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship – his third Austen film adaptation after Sense and Sensibility and Death Comes to Pemberley.
Heart of a Dog is a part-documentary, part-film essay with a skew-whiff sense of humour.
They’ve still thrown every possible idea at the wall, but this time some of them stick.
Richard Linklater's new study of masculinity may be a little off in the details, but there are some meaningful details among the slogans.
This new film about a notoriously bad singer, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, is an unusually honest portrayal of how relationships work.
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