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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.
In this story of a home birth gone wrong, director Kornél Mundruczó and screenwriter Kata Wéber reach for effects without quite knowing how to achieve them.
Though most aren’t showing in cinemas, a handful of streaming releases try to make the season bright.
New Statesman critic Ryan Gilbey chooses his top movies of the year.
Screenwriters don’t dream of getting their name above the title. But in this remarkable film, a screenwriter’s name is the title.
This film follows the Texan summer camp where high school juniors learn the rudiments of governing. Plus: Romanian documentary Collective.
Fourteen years after the first film, but mere months in the making, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat returns in this biting satirical sequel.
Collaging home movies and contemporary footage, Time is an impressionistic study of one woman’s attempts to see her husband released from jail.
Viewers may find Bill Murray less charming than the film does in this breezy father-daughter caper.
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.