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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.
This timeless story of two New York roommates is adored by Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.
Marvel Studios can hire interesting film-makers like Cate Shortland, but until the movies start taking the risks of TV spin-off WandaVision, the result will always be the same.
This love story starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci provokes the question: “Can one scene be so good that it wrecks the rest of the film?”
Anthony Hopkins gives a gale-force performance in a role that demands a head-spinning range of emotional shifts.
There has been a shift from minimalist frights to wham-bam action.
This perfectly distilled film is a pleasing oddity.
This Jamie Dornan-Emily Blunt romance is a film for anyone who found Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” frustratingly short on Irish stereotypes.
After the shock Covid-19 has dealt the film industry, the awards sometimes had the air of a modest industry luncheon for local shopkeepers.
Frances McDormand plays a flinty, 60-something widow, but is surrounded by real figures from the non-fiction book, playing themselves.
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star as windswept lovers in a movie that is more than just “Portrait of a Lady with Fossils”.