John Maguire

John Maguire

Film: Two films in search of cult status

Film: Two films in search of cult status

Reviewed: The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5. A Field in England, directed by Ben Wheatley. Light House Cinema, no cert. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Good fun at the end of the world

Film: Good fun at the end of the world

Reviewed: This Is The End. Rating: 3/5. Stories We Tell. Rating: 4/5. The Act of Killing. Rating: 5/5.

Film: Zombie thriller is the Pitts

Film: Zombie thriller is the Pitts

World War Z 3D, directed by Marc Foster. Nationwide, 15A. Rating: 2/5. Spike Island, directed by Mat Whitecross. Nationwide, 15A. Rating: 1/5.

Film: Hellish Citadel is a triumph

Film: Hellish Citadel is a triumph

Citadel Directed by Ciaran Foy Nationwide, cert 16 Rating: 4/5 Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Joss Whedon Selected cinemas, cert 12A Rating: *** Irish writer and director Ciaran Foy was i

Film: Jordan's vampires lack bite

Film: Jordan's vampires lack bite

Reviewed: Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5. Populaire, directed by Régis Roinsard. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Jordan's vampires lack bite

Film: Jordan's vampires lack bite

Byzantium Directed by Neil Jordan Nationwide, cert 15A Rating: *** Populaire Directed by Régis Roinsard Nationwide, cert 12A Rating: **

Film: Hangover gets worse every time

Film: Hangover gets worse every time

The Hangover Part III; Directed by Todd Phillips; Nationwide, cert 15A; Rating: 1/5. Something In The Air; Directed by Olivier Assayas; Selected cinemas, cert 16; Rating: 4/5.

Working class hero

Working class hero

In his latest film, coming-of-age drama Mud, Jeff Nichols portrays the working class Americans that he believes are frequently neglected by Hollywood, writes John Maguire.

Film: This glitzy Gatsby fails to dazzle

Film: This glitzy Gatsby fails to dazzle

The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 2/5. A Hijacking, directed by Tobias Lindholm. IFI, no cert. Rating 4/5.

Film: Darkness on the edge of space

Film: Darkness on the edge of space

Star Trek Into Darkness, directed by JJ Abrams. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 4/5. Our Children, directed by Joachim Lafosse. IFI, no cert. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Flat thriller fails to hit the target

Film: Flat thriller fails to hit the target

Reviewed: Dead Man Down, directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 2/5. I'm So Excited, directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Selected cinemas, cert 16. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Downey shows his mettle

Film: Downey shows his mettle

Iron Man 3 (3D), directed by Shane Black. Rating: 4/5. Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater. Rating: 4/5. The Look of Love, directed by: Michael Winterbottom. Rating: 3/5.

Cinema: Cliché is king in crime caper

Cinema: Cliché is king in crime caper

King of the Travellers, directed by Mark O'Connor, nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 2/5. Promised Land, directed by Gus Van Sant, nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5.

Cruise can't control this Oblivion

Cruise can't control this Oblivion

Oblivion. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Nationwide, 12A. Rating: 2/5 The Place Beyond the Pines. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Selected, 15A. Rating: 3/5.

Arts Interview: A life in film

Arts Interview: A life in film

Gerard Barrett's film debut about life in rural Ireland is being widely praised, but he isn't too concerned with the plaudits - all that comes secondary to the story.