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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 and is Film Critic in Residence at Falmouth University.
Atlantics appears at first to be a straightforward romance, but morphs into something quite different.
Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver give the film its weight, movingly demonstrating a couple’s love for one another even as they’re falling apart.
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, now in their 70s, reunite for the first time in more than 20 years for The Irishman. This time, the tenor is different.
Ken Loach’s latest excursion into breadline Britain follows a delivery driver on a zero-hours contract.
It would be a stretch to imagine a more pedestrian retelling of the 2003 Iraq War leak.
Director Olivier Assayas explores the prospects of the printed word in the digital age.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s autobiographical drama about a British-Nigerian becoming a racist skinhead leaves too many questions unanswered.
Joaquin Phoenix’s performance makes this film seem better than it is – but Joker remains insubstantial and inconsistent.
This star-studded, finance-made-fun approach was patronising in The Big Short three years ago and it hasn’t improved with age.
Father-son relationship problems aren’t enough to drive this film forward.