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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.
The film leaves nothing left to ridicule, no cliché unexploited and no spectacle to recommend it.
It just isn’t good enough. I can’t take It any more. I’m over It.
Among her greatest talents as a director is Hogg’s use of ellipses.
Lead actor Antonio Banderas has a tentative charm – but he’s fighting a losing battle against the lugubriousness of the material.
If Quentin Tarantino's latest film falls a long way short of meaningful, it still deserves credit for groping towards profound ideas.
A lack of authenticity works against the evident chemistry of leads Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat.
Game Over dramatises the murder, five years ago, of 14-year-old Breck Bednar.
In a luxury hotel, we see a compartmentalised world where wealthy guests are oblivious to those who make their detritus, and their problems, disappear.
Disney's photorealistic remake leaves the new cast with nothing to play with, no meat on the bone.
The Dead Don’t Die has nothing to add to the accomplishments of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland