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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 history of the RAR movement, from Eric Clapton's racist comments in 1976 to the 1978 Victoria Park concert.
Kaufman's I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a philosophical comedy-horror available on Netflix; while Nolan's Tenet is an action spectacular only showing in theatres.
Xavier Dolan’s French picture and Alexandre Moratto’s debut explore sexuality and homophobia in the lives of two Canadian actors, and a teenager in Brazil.
Blockbusters maketh the summer, but with many postponed because of the coronavirus crisis, these months are akin to a swallowless spring.
Alfre Woodard’s peerless acting makes a lasting impression in this death row drama.
Drew Dixon's experiences with Russell Simmons show how racism has helped to silence black rape victims.
The 1986 film from the Talking Heads frontman feels as zesty now as it did on its original release.
In Lee’s latest film, four black Vietnam veterans return to Saigon in the present day.
Carol Reed’s postwar mystery, available to stream from this week, wears its greatness lightly.
Apropos of Nothing is both the best thing Allen has produced in 20 years, and a showcase for dismaying lapses of tact, taste and judgement that will sway anyone still on the fence about loathing him.