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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.
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.
Like two other recent films by female directors – Portrait of a Lady on Fire and The Assistant – the picture addresses male abuses of power without ceding the dramatic focus to the aggressors.
Two new films by this cerebral director, different in style and subject matter but with a similar line in droll, doleful observation, are released this week.
Kitty Green uses absences and ellipses to depict the destruction caused by a predatory producer.
The Oscar-nominated film director Lenny Abrahamson on turning to TV with his BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People.
From The Big Sick to Standing Up, Falling Down, fictional comedians are rarely as funny as their real-life counterparts.