John Maguire

John Maguire

John Maguire on this week's new silver screen releases

John Maguire on this week's new silver screen releases

Jim Jarmusch's 'The Dead Don't Die' feels frivolous and unfinished, a cobbled-together assembly of under-developed notions, borrowed tropes and cinephile references

Reboot makes plenty of Spidey sense

Reboot makes plenty of Spidey sense

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a riot of goofy comedy and dizzying special effects built around ideas of truth, illusion and faith

Director Danny Boyle on his new film that imagines life without the Beatles

Director Danny Boyle on his new film that imagines life without the Beatles

Would there be hip-hop or house music without the Beatles using the studio as an instrument? Would we have had Live Aid without the Concert for Bangladesh? Would the US Civil Rights movement have been delayed if they had agreed to play to segregated audiences? These are just some of the questions John Maguire asks Danny Boyle, director of a new film that imagines a world where the Fab Four never existed

Film review: In Fabric

Film review: In Fabric

A cross between the 1970s slasher films of Dario Argento and the celebrated 1980s BBC adaptations of MR James’ ghost stories, In Fabric takes mundane objects, things we shouldn’t be frightened of, and fetishises them until they become terrifying

Latest Toy Story passes the quality test

Latest Toy Story passes the quality test

The returning Toy Story veterans are joined by several new creative hands for a story that feels fresh and invigorating while remaining true to all the glories that have come before

Film: Winning and losing the freedom of Naples

Film: Winning and losing the freedom of Naples

While Asif Kapadia covers every aspect of Maradona’s life to some degree, the film focuses primarily on the gifted Argentinian’s time at the Italian club Napoli

Chat show comedy’s jokes fail to land

Chat show comedy’s jokes fail to land

Late Night, a timid, rather stale fish-out-of-water comedy that runs out of ideas fast, mostly wasting an engaging set-up and a talented cast

Not your average high school comedy

Not your average high school comedy

Inclusive and progressive without feeling forced or manipulative, Booksmart's refreshingly inventive and positive sense of comedy feels nothing short of revolutionary.

Film: A true story full of wild fantasy

Film: A true story full of wild fantasy

An ebullient account of Elton John’s rise to fame in the 1970s combines the required biographical realism with exquisite flights of fantasy to deliver a stunning three-dimensional portrait

Time for another whacking from Wick

Time for another whacking from Wick

Exhaustingly frantic, breathtakingly violent, but never boring, John Wick 3: Parabellum operates on the principle of delivering an action sequence of eye-watering muscularity every ten minutes or so...

Denis gets High with some sci-fi

Denis gets High with some sci-fi

Cinema High Life: Directed by Claire Denis, Nationwide, 18, Rating: **** Float Like A Butterfly: ...

Film: The dark side of stardom

Film: The dark side of stardom

Like Brady Corbet’s debut The Childhood of a Leader, an examination of the origins of evil, Vox Lux spans decades in time, but is an altogether more energetic affair which, at times, might almost be described as fun

Bloated saga reaches a dizzying end

Bloated saga reaches a dizzying end

Cinema Avengers: Endgame: Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, nationwide, 12A, Rating: *** The Dig...

Jordan casts a spell with wicked thriller

Jordan casts a spell with wicked thriller

No tired pastiche or retro-baiting homage, Greta is a deliciously nasty romp, built around perverse maternal obsessions, with dialogue as arched as a vamp’s eyebrow

Buckley blooms in captivating musical

Buckley blooms in captivating musical

Tom Harper's 'Wild Rose' is a rousing combination of social realism and showbiz fantasy that plays out like Ken Loach’s Coal Miner’s Daughter