John Maguire

John Maguire

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

Ruth Negga: That Loving feeling

Ruth Negga: That Loving feeling

It’s been a career-defining week for Negga, who has scooped an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Mildred Loving

Film review: The sweet narcotic of nostalgia

Film review: The sweet narcotic of nostalgia

Trainspotting sequel is not a crass attempt to cash in on the past, but to confront it

Film: Portman harnesses raw power

Film: Portman harnesses raw power

Portman gives a performance of mesmerising complexity and commitment

La La Land: A thoroughly modern musical

La La Land: A thoroughly modern musical

La La Land is dizzyingly confident filmmaking on a grand scale

Film: Cinema kills the video game star

Film: Cinema kills the video game star

It takes a very long time for Kurzel to trudge through the muddy gobbledegook that makes up his story

Martin Scorsese struggles with spirituality

Martin Scorsese struggles with spirituality

Too bleak and frightening for children, perhaps too whimsical and simple for adults

Movies in 2017: Coming soon to a big screen near you

Movies in 2017: Coming soon to a big screen near you

There’s still nothing like a night at the pictures. What's waiting to be discovered up to June 2017?

Films of the year: It was a very good year for Irish cinema

Films of the year: It was a very good year for Irish cinema

Cinema is on a roll, with Irish films earning their rightful honours on the international stage

Going Rogue with a rollicking galactic epic

Going Rogue with a rollicking galactic epic

The emphasis in this Star Wars is on the war

Film: Ambiguity rules in thriller that has makings of a cult favourite

Film: Ambiguity rules in thriller that has makings of a cult favourite

Lloyd is superb as the outwardly doddery, inwardly steely Crowley,

Sully: A stark meditation on duty, heroism and horror averted

Sully: A stark meditation on duty, heroism and horror averted

Tom Hanks delivers an outstanding performance

Film: A love letter to life in the slow lane

Film: A love letter to life in the slow lane

Paterson’s meandering tone is cleverly offset by Driver’s long features and languid gait

Eddie Redmayne bewitches in quirky epic that will delight Potter fans

Eddie Redmayne bewitches in quirky epic that will delight Potter fans

Fantastic Beasts will draw in all those who followed the original series and will delight every one of them

FIlm: Finding the meaning of life in strange encounters

FIlm: Finding the meaning of life in strange encounters

Arrival does not collapse because of the care with which Villeneuve keeps the story pulsing