Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian

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Past articles by Ryan:

Sir Horace Ové obituary

Director who examined life in multicultural Britain in pioneering films such as Pressure, a defining work of black British cinema → Read More

‘As a kid, I’d cry every day seeing homeless people’: Paul Dano on money, fatherhood and being shaved by Brian Cox

With the release of his new film Dumb Money, the endlessly versatile actor talks about turning his back on blockbusters, struggling to lie – and exploring his dark side → Read More

Break My Fall Redux review – sex, drugs and indie rock are the backdrop to a doomed lesbian relationship

A subtle recut of the original film brings the central couple to the fore in this London-based slice of life as the young lovers struggle to find themselves → Read More

Brother review – textured portrait of Black masculinity is like the Canadian Moonlight

A sumptuously filmed adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel tackles heavy-duty issues such as police brutality, racism and closeted desire with a relatively light touch → Read More

‘I had a panic the night my mum came to see it’: Jonathan Harvey on writing Beautiful Thing

‘I wanted to write a play about two boys falling in love and give it a happy ending. During the Aids crisis, it was unusual for a gay character to be alive at the end of a drama’ → Read More

‘The doc said you’re having a heart attack right now’: why is US standup Mike Birbiglia still alive?

The comic, who has survived cancer and once sleep-jumped through a closed hotel window, is bringing his Broadway smash about mortality to the UK. ‘I guarantee you’ll laugh,’ he says → Read More

Animal review – candid comedy drama explores sex and disability

David has cerebral palsy and is determined to lose his virginity using Grindr in Jon Bradfield’s entertaining play → Read More

‘I’m going for it like crazy’: Eddie Izzard on her one-woman, 19-role Great Expectations

After 30 years, the standup star is now finally winning acting plaudits, for a ‘tour de force’ take on Dickens with sharper punchlines – and Hamlet is next → Read More

Bill Butler obituary

Cinematographer best known for his work on Jaws, Grease and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest → Read More

‘Nightmare! I’ve got to tap-dance with four legs!’ Inside the new SpongeBob Musical

Is chirruping dangerous? How many legs can you tap-dance with? And what have they all been smoking? As the SpongeBob SquarePants musical hits Britain, we dive down to Bikini Bottom → Read More

Alexander Skarsgård: ‘There’s a politeness to Swedes. It’s a facade. Deep down we’re animals’

The actor talks about his new film, the explicit sci-fi horror Infinity Pool, why he gave up acting for eight years – and why he likes playing darker, more twisted characters → Read More

‘I’d love to do a queer Titanic! Well, a queerer one!’ Director and Oscar contender Lukas Dhont

Bullied at school for his dance routine to Christina Aguilera’s Fighter, he turned to film, making zombie horrors starring his family. Now Close, his movie about a teen friendship turned sour, is up for an Oscar → Read More

Hugh Hudson obituary

Film director whose debut feature Chariots of Fire won four Oscars → Read More

Eddie Redmayne: ‘Until there’s a levelling, there are certain parts I wouldn’t play’

The Oscar winner on learning from his mistakes, his latest role as a serial killer nurse – and why he’s not wearing a wedding ring → Read More

Brian Tufano obituary

Cinematographer who brought his imaginative sensibilities to films such as Trainspotting, Billy Elliot and Quadrophenia → Read More

Babylon breakout star Diego Calva: ‘I owe this role to Margot Robbie. Something happened between us’

His smouldering looks enliven Damien Chazelle’s new Hollywood hedonism film, but life hasn’t always been easy. He talks about being catapulted into the big leagues – and leaving behind his struggles with depression → Read More

The best films of 2022

The New Statesman’s critic picks his top ten movies of the year. → Read More

The 10 best films of 2022

The New Statesman’s critic picks his top ten movies of the year. → Read More

The best films of 2022

The New Statesman’s critic picks his top ten movies of the year. → Read More

New films to watch this Christmas

This year’s festive offerings, from The Silent Twins to Avatar. → Read More