Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

From Love/Hate to the Avengers: Infinity War, he does a fine line in onscreen menace

Barry Ward and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in Maze

New this week: The 1983 breakout from The Maze and Shi LaBeouf remarkably channels tennis brat John McEnroe

Géza Morcsányi and Alexandra Borbély in On Body and Soul

Writer-director Ildikó Enyedi mines female aloofness for both comedy and sadness in On Body and Soul

Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe

This dramatisation cleverly demonstrates that the two weren’t so different after all

Sareum Srey Moch in First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

This Cambodian tale shows Jolie is perfectly capable of tackling geopolitical complexities

Jennifer Lawrence in Mother!, ‘a disgusting, disturbing feast for the senses’.

New this week: J-Law in the mother of all weird-outs and an unhinged Asian Extreme

Shoot first, shoot later: Dylan O’Brien in American Assassin

Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton exact vigilante brutality on a global scale

Jungle Bunch: not as bad as The Nut Job 2

This weird animation, adapted from a French TV series, needs English lessons

Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence in mother!

`Everything I do is autobiographical,' says the film-maker, so what are we to make of 'mother!', the maddest movie of the year, wh(...)

Kim Ok-bin: enthusiastic and committed

Sit down, Wonder Woman. Here’s how avenging angels should roll

Tim Curry in It (1990).

Real-life clowns are protesting that Stephen King’s ‘It’ is killing their business. So why are they so often seen as evil?

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'It' efficiently delivers the jolts, while mystery 'Wind River' provides more thoughtful fare

Insyriated

A fascinating ethical conundrum fails to fully ignite a drama that feels a little too contrived

Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham in Wind River

A strong sense of place elevates this procedural above the norm

There’s something indescribably moving about watching grown men – at least one of whom has tried to cut another man in half – wail and sob

The Inside Circle is an intensive four-day therapy programme mixing civilians and prisoners

Rooney Mara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills in February. Photograph: by JB Lacroix.Wireimage

The star of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ on Jim Sheridan's ‘The Secret Scripture’ and how her friend Cate Blanchett helped he(...)

The nu-metal elder statesmen celebrate 20 years at the top with a 360-degree Mexico City concert film

No magic bullet theory: Dark Night

Based on the Colorado cineplex shooting, this is an unsensational portrait of alienation

Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke in The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem review: Wonderful cast make themselves at home in the streets of 1880s London

Tara Lee: “When I was four years old, I remember being really bored, so my dad said: ‘Why don’t you write a song?’ So I wrote a song about a man in space and thought I was David Bowie.” Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

She’s been in ‘Raw’, ‘The Fall’, ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ and stars in newfilm ‘Moon Dogs’, but the 22-year-old singer-songwriter fro(...)

Explosive sexual tension: Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu in God’s Own Country

The ‘English Brokeback Mountain’ is a gritty, muddy, magical tale of love and livestock

Doug Liman: “The CIA have no choice but to get into bed with these drug traffickers. And that odd-couple relationship between characters like those played by Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson is how the CIA works.”

Doug Liman on his guerilla filmmaking techniques in American Made

Cruise flies high, Soderbergh & co get lucky, and the big man’s back in a retooled T2

Rough Night: Bad studio comedy at its most predicatable

This ladies night out comedy plays like a feminised version of the appalling Very Bad Things

The actual stand-off in ‘Detroit’ is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking, and a harrowing, unbearable art-horror set-piece

The riot is as virtuoso as any recent action sequence but this film’s problems run deep

This is a beautifully scrubbed new edition of James Cameron’s gargantuan 1984 hit

Al Gore attends the UK premiere of  ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ at  Somerset House in London earlier this month.  Photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

The Nobel-prizewinning, vegan politician on America’s inconvenient president

Machine man: James Cameron and a Terminator. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ director seeks to make epic but intimate movies – so why does one of sci fi's finest really need a 3D r(...)

Lambert Wilson as Jacques Cousteau

This biopic of the French oceanographer is beautifully filmed, but sometimes flounders

A decade after ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ comes ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Sci-fi and parallel universe gets a little cluttered, but be sure to stay for the credits

 Roland Møller in Land of Mine

‘A Ghost Story’ is a heartbreaking haunting while an award-winning Godzilla returns to stomp Tokyo

Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Jackie Chan are wasted in this superfluous sequel

A  still from A Ghost Story by David Lowery. “I never conceived of A Ghost Story as a horror film. But I do love the genre.”  Photograph: Andrew Droz Palermo

Writer-director thinks there may be a Catholic sensibility underscoring his new film

Ashore thing: Shin Godzilla

Japan’s iconic giant lizard is back, and badder than ever, in this fast-moving reboot

Pekka Strang as Touko Laaksonen in ‘Tom of Finland’. Photograph: Josef Persson

Touko Laaksonen’s drawings of giant phalluses are glossed over in this engaging drama

Director David F Sandberg creates a spooky sense of dread, but the CGI monster is dull

Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Maudie

Maudie finds humanity in unlikely places, Williams profiles an icon for whom racing is life

Actor James McAvoy attends the premiere of ‘Split’ at SVA Theater on January 18th,  in New York City. Photograph:   J Kempin/Getty Images

‘Like he hasn’t changed his knickers in weeks. Not like the spy world in Bourne’

Frank Williams works on an F1 car in his team garage in 1969. Photograph: Curzon Artificial eye

This fascinating documentary about Formula 1 fanatic Frank Williams delivers both track action and familial dysfunction

Heaven knows: Jack Lowden as Morrissey in England is Mine

England is Mine review: Unauthorised biopic of the singer is a little lopsided but there’s plenty for Smiths fans to pore over

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Photograph: STX Films/Europacorp

Valerian review: After a promising start, the film plummets into atrociousness

Careful what you wish for: Joey King in Wish Upon

This giddy, deliberately daft horror is aimed squarely at recent ‘Goosebumps’ graduates

Jaye Davidson and Stephen Rea in The Crying Game. “It’s amazing it happened at all,” says Rea. “When we made it, it was the only film in production in England or Ireland.”

Director Neil Jordan and star Stephen Rea discuss the making of a masterpiece, 25 years on

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

Emer Reynolds's new film ‘The Farthest’ looks at the extraordinary, humbling story the Voyager space project

Hounds of Love: fans of Kate Bush are advised to steer clear of this icky Ozploitation flick

Australian director Ben Young’s horror debut is well-crafted but basically torture porn

Zoe Kazan and Kumail Najiani in The Big Sick

The romcom is back in the shape of the BIg Sick to dare to muscle in on the Dunkirk action

The Wall: the dialogue can sound a little ripe, but the action is appropriately brutish and impeccably timed.  Photograph: David James courtesy of Amazon Studios

Soldiers take on faceless foes in a deadly battle of wits in this taut war thriller

The Boy and the Beast: an orphaned nine-year-old escapes the streets of contemporary Tokyo into Jutengai, the mythical kingdom of the beasts

An orphaned boy joins a mythical kingdom and becomes a promising martial artist

I’m a celebrity, get me out of here. Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling

This incoherent muddle of falling leaves, cameos and tracking shots has nowhere to go

Dav Pilkey, who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia in childhood, created his comic book as a way to reach out to his primary school peers.

Stray grown-ups will find plenty to amuse in the tale of two comic book authors

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

It’s hard to look past Christopher Nolan’s epic Dunkirk – but there are a few other gems

Zoe Kazan’s  abiding cultural memory of Ireland, where she shot What If with Daniel Radcliffe, is the National Wax Museum. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Zoe Kazan is evolving from writer to actor and is hoping to subvert rom-com stereotypes with ‘The Big Sick’

“You’re only going down five metres.”  That’s not what it says in the title...

Decent yarn never plummets the genre’s depths

The greatest spectacle of the summer puts all others to shame

Mud-slinging: Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) in Cars 3

A sly dig at inaccurate pollsters and lessons about male privilege leaves us pleasantly surprised

Andy Serkis as Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes. Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox

Trumpian subtexts, breathtaking visuals and an Oscar-worthy turn from Andy Serkis

Caesar (Andy Serkis) in War for the Planet of the Apes

This week, take your pick between inter-species war and holy-relic adventures

Jon Bernthal credits a stint at the Moscow Arts Theatre during the late 1990s as the reason he outgrew his brattishness. Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

‘Pilgrimage’ and 'Punisher' star Jon Bernthal on how he got his life back on track, and shooting in Ireland, 'the most beautiful p(...)

Genocidal Organ: centres on themes of  political skulduggery, military outsourcing and public apathy

Despite a glossy fan-friendly package Shuko Murase’s film is demanding viewing

Sofia Coppola. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Coppola's latest film ‘The Beguiled’ sees Dublin actor Colin Farrell stirring passions in an all-girls school during the US Civil (...)

Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in The Midwife

Acting powerhouses Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve are wasted in Martin Provost’s fitful drama

Charlene Kelly and Kieran Coppinger in Sanctuary

Len Collin’s feature debut is a must-see knockabout comedy that takes a serious look at the rights of the intellectually disabled

Last gasp David Pendleton in It Comes at Night

Trey Edward Shults has a gift for imagining the worst and his latest film is a horror in tune with these dystopian times

Spider-Man: Homecoming:  July 5th

From blockbusters to indie flicks, here are the best releases from now until autumn

Demetrius Shipp Jr in All Eyez on Me. Photograph: Lionsgate

Edges are duly smoothly and tricky questions are never posed

Refuse, resist:  Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson in Alone in Berlin

Solid performances help save Vincent Pérez’s anti-Nazi war drama from its low-budget stodginess

Steve Carrell. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

The actor on hitting every rung on the Hollywood ladder

Every scene and plot point is delivered as a set-up and gag

Despicable Me 3 review: Minions, manic laughs and Pharrell Williams chimes in with his boppiest soundtrack to date

‘Kedi’, directed by Ceyda Torun, is an extraordinary portrait of a city, its cats and the community that loves and cares for them

In Turkey, stray cats and humans coexist peacefully – why can’t we do the same here?

Let’s roll: the Irish roller derby team

Filmed over five years, Laura McGann’s film follows the Irish women’s roller derby team from first shove to final whistle

The stray cats of Istanbul have earned their keep for centuries

A wonderful tribute to the Turkish port city’s love of its lucky feline inhabitants

Kids’ stuff: Jaeden Lieberher and Jacob Tremblay in  The Book of Henry

Director Colin Trevorrow made the jump from micro-budget films to blockbusters. But for his latest, he’s gone back to his indie ro(...)

Ansel Elgort in ‘Baby Driver’

‘Closest thing to a British Quentin Tarantino’ on his movie about a getaway driver who loves tunes

Jaeden Lieberher in ‘The Book of Henry’: themes of child sexual abuse should not be used as  mawkish plot points in whimsical tales of wunderkinds

A dying boy genius leaves instructions to catch a sexual predator – then it gets silly

Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and Fabrice Luchini in Ma Loute

Juliette Binoche heads a bizarre cast of characters in this deeply odd lampoon

Iseult Casey and Shane Murray-Corcoran in ‘Twice Shy’: does not  normalise the procedure of abortion –   merely normalises the idea that one can travel to the UK

This tale of a young Irish couple travelling to England for an abortion avoids rhetoric

“Twice Shy” director Tom Ryan on set with Iseult Casey and Shane Murray-Corcoran

Young Irish film-maker Tom Ryan knew he was opening a can of worms with ‘Twice Shy’, which features a couple put to the test by an(...)

 Whitney Houston performs  at the 2009 American Music Awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photgraph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

From Whitney Houston to Dublin gangsters, here are the best of this week’s releases

Ross Noble and Shauna Macdonald

The monster in this hospital-set horror film needs to be discharged

John Slattery and Brian Cox in Churchill

Brian Cox does excellent work in the title role – unfortunately, often against the script

Whitney Houston in 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

Whitney: Can I Be Me? Nick Broomfield’s devastating portrait of a fatally conflicted existence

By the Time it Gets Dark

A dark Thai event that claimed many lives is given a shape-shifting treatment

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

From a secret lesbian relationship to a decades-long struggle with drugs, five years after singer’s death, a new film ‘Whitney: Ca(...)

Wonder Woman

Quality blasts from the past include Wonder Woman and a Fritz Lang classic

Jesus (Aviv Alush), Mack (Sam Worthington) Papa (Octavia Spencer) and Sarayu (Sumire Matsubara)

Not even Octavia Spencer as God can save this Oprahfied version of paradise

Bernhard Goetzke in Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1921)

The film that inspired may of cinema’s greatest auteurs returns to the big screen

Teresa Palmer:  Since February, she has appeared in Terence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’; alongside Casey Affleck and Chiwetel Ejiofor in ‘Triple 9’; and in Mel Gibson's Oscar-nominated‘Hacksaw Ridge’. Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Portrait

The actor has a thing about going method, whether fooling Christian Bale as a stripper, playing a kidnap victim in a tiny basement(...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

‘Cardboard Gangsters’ is a ’hood film, not a gangster film, says director Mark O’Connor

Wonder Woman is played by former Israeli defence forces veteran Gal Gadot

Like Princess Leia or Miss Piggy, Wonder Woman is the token girl on a boy’s adventure

My Life as a Courgette

The best film of the week is an Oscar-nominated animation that's basically social realism for kids

Daughters of the Dust: an  extraordinary film which augurs contemporary voguish debates within feminism and Afrocentrism

Julie Dash’s lavish, poetic film gets a welcome restoration and re-release

Sosuke Ikematsu and Hiroshi Abe in After the Storm

A typically nuanced film from Hirokazu Koreeda about a deadbeat dad doing his best

Hunker down: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch

This reboot of the 1990s TV show is so poor, it even messes up the David Hasselhoff cameo

Brittany Snow’s incredibly sudden transformation from blonde damsel to revolutionary leader is clumsy

Bushwick envisages a second American Civil War in a New York borough

Zhovner and Zhukov have such terrific onscreen chemistry, one can’t help but yearn for more Romeo and Juliet and of the less of the suffocating family drama that comes to dominate the film

An ethically questionable scene had Cannes viewers shouting as they left the premiere

Street cast: Robert Pattinson in Good Time

Pattinson robs a bank for all the right reasons, but things go horribly wrong in his completely whacko new film

Kidman arrives for the screening of Sofia Coppola’s dreamy remake of  The Beguiled at Cannes. Photograph: Getty Images

The versatile, talented actor is blessed with impressive range and unafraid of taking risks

The Irish director's determination has paid off, with accolades and a big-screen release for her feature debut

Anggun Priambodo and Yoga Pratama in Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Cannes 2017: If you only see one feminist Indonesian Spaghetti Western this year, this should be it

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