Autumn and winter traditionally see the best films of year - and 2012 is no exception, writes John Maguire.
Reviewed this week: Grabbers, directed by Jon Wright, nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: 3/5. Jackpot, directed by Magnus Martens, selected cinemas, cert 16. Rating: 3/5.
Reviewed: Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane. Rating: 4/5. Brave, directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell. Rating: 3/5.
Reviewed: Silence, directed by Pat Collins. Rating: 4/5. Searching For Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul. Rating: 4/5.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's yet another billion-dollar blockbuster, and it's heading this way, writes John Maguire.
Reviewed this week: The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan. Rating: 5/5. Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, directed by Ice-T and Andy Baybutt. Rating: 3/5.
Reviewed: Magic Mike directed by Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 4/5. Detachment directed by Tony Kaye. Rating: 3/5.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D, directed by Marc Webb. Rating: 3/5. The Hunter, directed by Daniel Nettheim. Rating: 3/5. Reviewed by John Maguire.
Reviewed: Killer Joe, directed by William Friedkin. Rated: 3/5. Dark Horse, directed by Todd Solondz. Rating: 4/5.
Reviewed: Lay the Favourite. Directed by Stephen Frears. Rating: 2/5. Himizu. Directed by Sion Sono. Rating: 3/5.
Reviewed: Cosmopolis. Directed by David Cronenberg. Rating: 1/5. John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man. Directed by Sé Merry Doyle. Rating: 4/5.
Reviewed this Week: Casa De Mi Padre. Directed by Matt Piedmont. Rating: 1/5. Woody Allen: A Documentary. Directed by Robert B Weide. Rating: 3/5.
Reviewed this week by John Maguire: Prometheus 3D, directed by Ridley Scott. Rating: 4/5. The Angels' Share, directed by Ken Loach. Rating: 3/5.
Reviewed this week: Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, nationwide, cert 12A. Rating: 3/5. Men in Black III 3D, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, nationwide, cert PG. Rating: 2/5.
Reviewed this week: The Raid, directed by Gareth Evans, nationwide, cert 18. Rating: 5/5. The Dictator, directed by Larry Charles, nationwide, cert 16. Rating: 2/5.