John Maguire

John Maguire

A timely look at journalism’s relationship with power

A timely look at journalism’s relationship with power

A rousing story of ordinary Americans speaking truth to power, The Post might be set in 1971, but it is all about today

Frances McDormand fits the bill as a furious heroine

Frances McDormand fits the bill as a furious heroine

Almost everyone is awful in Ebbing, Missouri, but McDormand's Mildred is the least awful of the lot

Film: Scott shows no sign of slowing down

Film: Scott shows no sign of slowing down

Focused, detailed and engrossing, All The Money In The World builds an entertainingly steady momentum thanks to committed performances from the exemplary cast

The shape of films to come

The shape of films to come

Despite a testing year behind the glitz, cinema continues to retain its foothold in the public imagination. This year sees a fresh crop of compelling movies vying for your attention. John Maguire previews what’s coming

Film: Festive fare for all the family

Film: Festive fare for all the family

With the entire family gathered around, deciding what movies to watch over Christmas can quickly become a savage battle for ownership of the remote. To make that choice easier, here are a few selections you shouldn’t miss

Film: Reaching for the stars in 2017

Film: Reaching for the stars in 2017

Packed with unexpected jokes and thrilling action, but frustratingly unable to knot decades-old emotional threads, The Last Jedi is nevertheless a noble continuation of the franchise

James Franco finds some Room to roam

James Franco finds some Room to roam

Meanwhile, a movie by Pat Collins, best Irish filmmaker you probably haven’t heard of

Film: Chilling and ice-cold, it’s Haneke light

Film: Chilling and ice-cold, it’s Haneke light

Michael Haneke has the knack of establishing the social and political geography of his stories in a few deft strokes. This time, it’s the rarefied world of the French bourgeoisie

Cinema: Double dramas make bad neighbours

Cinema: Double dramas make bad neighbours

Reviews of Suburbicon and Battle of the Sexes

A Big Apple you wouldn’t want to bite

A Big Apple you wouldn’t want to bite

Robert Pattinson anchors Good Time with an electrifying performance, the best of his career, which matches the meticulous verve of the Safdie brothers’ direction

Florida tale in a world without Disney

Florida tale in a world without Disney

Sean Baker's The Florida Project wows with its feral curiosity whilst Alex Gibney's No Stone Unturned is a remarkable and sobering depiction of an Irish atrocity

Colin Farrell's revenge thriller not what it seems

Colin Farrell's revenge thriller not what it seems

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is an intense and disturbing experience

Film: The gods are smiling upon this Thor

Film: The gods are smiling upon this Thor

Marvel’s house style is ironically detached and knowingly self-aware, but Waititi puts a silly gag in every line and slapstick in every scene

Finding Stalin finds laughs in a Soviet nightmare

Finding Stalin finds laughs in a Soviet nightmare

Never a comfortable watch, but delightfully cruel in its dismantling of authoritarian regimes

Film: Frosty reception for The Snowman

Film: Frosty reception for The Snowman

There are too many characters, too much story and too many loose threads left hanging