Toronto International Film Festival 2018 (part one)

A British outlier and a British newcomer are among the stand-outs in the first part of the festival

‘McQueen’: a vivid portrayal of a galvanising personality

The first feature documentary on fashion designer Alexander McQueen is unlikely to be the last

Joaquin Phoenix mesmerises in ‘You Were Never Really Here’

The actor distils embodied trauma to its purest form in Lynne Ramsay’s genre-subverting thriller

The hermitic world of Debra Granik’s ‘Leave No Trace’

The ‘Winter’s Bone’ director takes her exploration of family ties off the grid

Manly men get moody in ‘Mile 22’

Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg flirt with worldly cynicism in this action thriller

‘Exquisite Corpse’: reinventing a parlour game in immersive VR

BADFAITH Collective build a Surrealist body at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Tom Cruise is the boss of Hollywood’s alpha men

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ works as hard as its tireless star to deliver thrills

Tragedy eclipses talent in ‘Whitney’

Kevin Macdonald’s documentary inadvertently downplays Houston’s impact on pop music history

The persistence of curiosity in documentary profiles

‘RBG’, ‘Whitney’, ‘The Gospel According to André’ and ‘McQueen’ ask: “Who are you?”

Dirty work in Clayton Jacobson’s ‘Brothers’ Nest’

The filmmakers behind ‘Kenny’ take a darker turn