John Maguire

John Maguire

Film: Paradise lost for Korine's bad girls

Film: Paradise lost for Korine's bad girls

Spring Breakers, directed by Harmony Korine, selected cinemas, cert 18. Rating: 3/5. A Late Quartet, directed by Yaron Zilberman, selected cinemas, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5.

Film: When punk exploded in the North

Film: When punk exploded in the North

Good Vibrations, directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 4/5. West Of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg. Light House Cinema, no cert. Rating: 4/5.

Film: A comedy with a weak Identity

Film: A comedy with a weak Identity

Reviewed: Identity Thief, directed by Seth Gordon. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 2/5. Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone. Selected cinemas, no cert. Rating: 3/5.

Film: Darkness on the edge of town

Film: Darkness on the edge of town

Reviewed: Beyond The Hills, directed by Cristian Mungiu. Selected cinemas, cert 15A. Rating: 5/5. The Paperboy, directed by Lee Daniels. Selected cinemas, cert 16. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Glimpse of future with a human touch

Film: Glimpse of future with a human touch

Reviewed: Robot & Frank, directed by Jake Schreier. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 3/5. Broken, directed by Rufus Norris. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 4/5.

Arts Interview: Southern comfort

Arts Interview: Southern comfort

Cillian Murphy has appeared in plenty of big-budget blockbusters, but for the laid-back Cork actor, it is - and always will be - about the script, writes John Maguire.

Film: Slow burner Stoker is a family affair

Film: Slow burner Stoker is a family affair

Reviewed this week: Stoker, directed by Park Chan-Wook. Nationwide, cert 18. Rating: 3/5. Caesar Must Die, directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. IFI, no cert. Rating: 4/5.

Film: A wonder half-formed

Film: A wonder half-formed

Reviewed: To The Wonder. Rating: 3/5. Cloud Atlas. Rating: 2/5. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Nothing to Apatow's latest flop

Film: Nothing to Apatow's latest flop

Reviewed: This Is 40, directed by Judd Apatow. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 2/5. Side By Side, directed by Chris Kenneally. IFI, no cert. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Hitchcock's intriguing inner self

Film: Hitchcock's intriguing inner self

Reviewed: Hitchcock, directed by Sacha Gervasi. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 3/5. I Give It A Year, directed by Dan Mazer. Nationwide, cert 16. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Flight suffers failure to maintain attitude

Film: Flight suffers failure to maintain attitude

Reviewed: Flight, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5. Men at Lunch/Lón sa Spéir, directed by Seán Ó Cualáin. Selected cinemas, cert G. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Day-Lewis towers over historic epic

Film: Day-Lewis towers over historic epic

Reviewed: Lincoln. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 4/5. Zero Dark Thirty. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5.

Film: Tarantino stylishly blasts back

Film: Tarantino stylishly blasts back

Reviewed this week: Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino, nationwide, 18. Rating: 4/5. The Sessions, directed by Ben Lewin, selected, 16. Rating: 4/5.

Misérables is sung out too dry

Misérables is sung out too dry

Reviewed this week: Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper, nationwide, 12A. Rating: 3/5. Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer, nationwide, 15A. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Coming attractions

Film: Coming attractions

A look ahead to the most promising films of the first five months of 2013, with John Maguire.