John Maguire

John Maguire

Star Gleeson rails against ‘tribunal industry’

Star Gleeson rails against ‘tribunal industry’

‘Nobody took responsibility for the crash’

Film: Deceptively subtle tale of ordinary lives

Film: Deceptively subtle tale of ordinary lives

There are a few missteps and over-enunciations, but Twice Shy holds great promise for Ryan as a filmmaker

Brendan Gleeson: Fighting the little guy’s corner

Brendan Gleeson: Fighting the little guy’s corner

In an extensive interview, the actor talks emigration, Brexit, his love of traditional music and his acclaimed new film Hampstead

Film: Boxing clever in unflinching gang bout

Film: Boxing clever in unflinching gang bout

O’Connor’s reliance on montage brings an element of repetition to what is an otherwise fast-moving, fluidly told story

The Mummy and the curse of the enforced franchise

The Mummy and the curse of the enforced franchise

A monster is only scary if it is an aberration, not just another bogeyman in a world full of them

Film: A superhero to pummel the patriarchy

Film: A superhero to pummel the patriarchy

The challenge of combining Diana’s mythological origins with a full-scale WWI film leaves a lot to accomplish

Pirates of the Caribbean: Time for a swift burial at sea

Pirates of the Caribbean: Time for a swift burial at sea

Cap’n Jack was once fun, invigorating and unpredictable. Now he’s a bit embarrassing

Film: No fun in Guy Ritchie’s flaccid fantasy

Film: No fun in Guy Ritchie’s flaccid fantasy

Pitched as a take on the Arthurian legend like we’ve never seen before, the result is one we’d never watch again

Film: Fassbender breaks new ground

Film: Fassbender breaks new ground

Fassbender’s gives a spectacular performance as the impenetrable agent of chaos, conspiracy and disaster

McGuinness and Paisley: Unlikely double act fails to catch fire

McGuinness and Paisley: Unlikely double act fails to catch fire

Strained and clumsy dialogue, while the more obvious grandstanding moments struggle to connect

Film: Galaxy juggernaut lost in space

Film: Galaxy juggernaut lost in space

There’s a strange mood of pointlessness to events that no amount of cloying emotional confrontation can lift

Film: Devil is in the detail of 1980s romp

Film: Devil is in the detail of 1980s romp

The story might lack a certain novelty, but Handsome Devil more than makes up for its breeziness with soulful performances

Film: Park steals hearts with period piece

Film: Park steals hearts with period piece

A complex, sweeping drama is kept intimate and sincere by tremendous performances from the two leading actresses

Raw: Cinema’s first feminist cannibal

Raw: Cinema’s first feminist cannibal

Visceral to the point of brutality, whip-smart and darkly funny

Film: Running riot with a shoot-to-thrill policy

Film: Running riot with a shoot-to-thrill policy

Wheatley crafts an atmosphere of crackling tension and intimate suspense