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Paul McGuigan


Acid House, TheAcid House, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Stephen McCole, Maurice Roeves, Garry Sweeney
Those with a taste for undiluted Irvine Welsh (author of TRAINSPOTTING) will find warts–and–all satisfaction in this portmanteau of three…
Gangster No. 1Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany
Ageing gangster Malcolm McDowell recalls his ascendance in the 70s to London’s underworld throne at the expense of the ‘Butcher of…
Reckoning, TheReckoning, The (2003)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Vincent Cassel
A sober minded recreation of plague–blasted England of the Middle Ages, with Bettany cowling–up as a monk on the run who falls in with a…
Wicker ParkWicker Park (2004)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne
A flashily–filmed, functional Hollywood remake of L'APPARTEMENT, with Hartnett playing a Chicago artist who falls for a beautiful dancer…
Wrong Man, TheWrong Man, The (Lucky Number Slevin) (2006)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu
A crazily convoluted thriller with a powerhouse cast, this is heavy on slick violence and self–aware pop–gun dialogue, with levels of…
PushPush (2009)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Camilla Belle, Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning
Four telekinetic outcasts band together to expose a government conspiracy in this familiar, if crispy executed sci–fi thriller. Derives…
Sherlock - Series 1 (TV Series)Sherlock - Series 1 (TV Series) (2010) Recommended
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs
Ingenious updating of the master detective finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. Benedict…
Sherlock - Series 2 (TV Series)Sherlock - Series 2 (TV Series) (2012) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss
Further episodes from this ingenious update of the master detective, with Benedict Cumberbatch's idiosyncratic take on the character nicely…
Victor FrankensteinVictor Frankenstein (2015)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
Mary Shelley's classic is given an interesting twist, this time told from the perspective of Igor, the hunchbacked assistant who teams with Dr…
Film Stars Don't Die in LiverpoolFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)
Dir. Paul McGuigan
Feat. Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave
Romantic drama based on the 1986 memoir of Peter Turner, the lover of actress Gloria Grahame, who was 28 years his senior. Explores the…

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