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.
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Detainment can scarcely be reviewed from its trailer alone – but if it does show its subjects as human, that can only be for the good of the film, and for anyone who sees it.
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And the Acadamy Award might go to…
Colman’s Queen Anne is sweet and giddy and transparently bonkers.
From Mary Poppins Returns to Holmes and Watson.
From American Animals to Roma.
One man’s attempt to catch every second of Christian Marclay’s astonishing 24-hour film installation, The Clock.
It’s the director’s first film since Gravity – and there are deeper connections between these superficially dissimilar movies.
“I don’t want to be ahead of my time. This is my time,” said the legendary film director, who died on 23 November 2018.