John Maguire

John Maguire

Cinema: This killer thriller goes for the jugular

Cinema: This killer thriller goes for the jugular

David Cronenberg’s outstanding a sister film to his scorching A History of Violence, opens with a throat slashed in a barber’s chair and a pregnant teenager collapsing in a pool of blood on a chemist’s tiled floor. Eastern Promises,

Cinema: A fairytale with brains? Has to be make believe

Cinema: A fairytale with brains? Has to be make believe

Matthew Vaughan’s lavish adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel looks to be The Princess Bride for our times; a funny, knowing fairytale that will appeal to anyone, old or young, fantasist or curmudgeon. Stardust

Cinema Review: Waiter! There’s a rat in my film

Cinema Review: Waiter! There’s a rat in my film

Kevin Costner does a John Travolta turnaround in his blackly comic new thriller, reinventing himself from faded former star into a compelling, multifaceted lead. It’s some trick. Mr Brooks,

Foster turns vigilante in farcical role

Foster turns vigilante in farcical role

In Neil Jordan’s latest film, Jodie Foster plays New York radio host Erica Bain, who survives a vicious Central Park mugging in which her husband-to-be (Naveen Andrews) is killed.