John Maguire

John Maguire

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

Jim Sheridan’s Secret saga fails to soar

Jim Sheridan’s Secret saga fails to soar

A story of Ireland’s guilty history and the Catholic Church’s toxic misogyny becomes a treacly, simplified romance

Film: Bombastic Beast loses its Beauty

Film: Bombastic Beast loses its Beauty

The more vivacious the film tries to be, the flatter the result

Paul Verhoeven is back with a bang

Paul Verhoeven is back with a bang

The film is bracingly honest, devilishly lurid and black as ink

X-Men franchise finally marks the spot

X-Men franchise finally marks the spot

Logan is a noticeably darker, more grown-up Marvel comic-book film

All is not well at spooky Swiss spa

All is not well at spooky Swiss spa

An ambitious and creepily atmospheric yarn is in cinema's soon

Film: Casting a light on race and inequality

Film: Casting a light on race and inequality

Moonlight is specific and universal; a story of childhood, adolescence and manhood

Lynn’s Long Walk full of missteps

Lynn’s Long Walk full of missteps

Alwyn's fragile freshness cannot save the film’s insipid dialogue and bizarre decisions

Marin Ade triumphs with estrangement epic

Marin Ade triumphs with estrangement epic

A beguiling sense of sadness and loss that undercuts even the most outrageous moments