Michael Fassbender

Elements of director Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” are reminiscent of the director’s other “Alien” movies. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

Familiar monsters, thoughtful visuals in ‘Alien: Covenant’

With “Alien: Covenant,” director Ridley Scott returns to the “Alien” franchise for…

 

Director Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed” has some vivid imagery of 15th century Spain. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

‘Assassin’s Creed’ an exciting, if strange, ride

In 2015, director Justin Kurzel and actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard…

 

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender star in “The Light Between Oceans,” a drama directed by Derek Cianfrance. (Courtesy Dreamwork

‘Light Between Oceans’ ineffectively between noir, melodrama

Derek Cianfrance’s “The Light Between Oceans” is something like a film noir…

 

Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in "X-Men: Apocalypse." (Twentieth Century Fox)

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ tells a tired old story

“X-Men: Apocalypse,” the ninth movie in the franchise, leaves the impression that…

Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in "X-Men: Apocalypse." (Twentieth Century Fox)
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in “Macbeth,” a bleak, atmospheric version directed by Justin Kurzel. (Courtesy Weinstein Co.)

New big-screen ‘Macbeth’ has merit

Red are the skies and black are the hearts. Justin Kurzel’s visceral…

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in “Macbeth,” a bleak, atmospheric version directed by Justin Kurzel. (Courtesy Weinstein Co.)
Michael Fassbender is excellent as the title character in “Steve Jobs.” (Courtesy Universal Pictures)

‘Steve Jobs’ captivates

“Steve Jobs” isn’t the latest rise-to-fame biopic that purports to be faithful…

Michael Fassbender is excellent as the title character in “Steve Jobs.” (Courtesy Universal Pictures)
Charles Sykes/Invision/APMichael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.

“Steve Jobs” movie seeking extras in San Francisco

Want to be in a movie? Want to (sort of) hang with…

Charles Sykes/Invision/APMichael Fassbender is playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic.
COURTESY MAGNOLIA PICTURESMichael Fassbender plays the title character in “Frank

‘Frank’ a provocative, surprising dark comedy

Despite having a title character who wears a huge papier-mache mask over…

COURTESY MAGNOLIA PICTURESMichael Fassbender plays the title character in “Frank
Courtesy photoProvocative images: Actor Michael Fassbender

‘Shame’ a frank look at sex addict

Most movies are pitched for a childish mentality — chatty, with quick…

Courtesy photoProvocative images: Actor Michael Fassbender