John Maguire

John Maguire

Film: Classic remake is a cut above

Film: Classic remake is a cut above

Reviewed this Week: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D. Directed by Takashi Miike. Rating: 4/5. Silent House. Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Saving the world with a bang

Film: Saving the world with a bang

Reviewed this Week: Avengers Assemble 3D. Directed by Joss Whedon. Rating: 3/5. Albert Nobbs. Directed by Rodrigo García. Rating: 3/5.

Film: A breath of fresh Western air

Film: A breath of fresh Western air

Blackthorn, directed by Mateo Gil. Light House, Dublin 7, cert 15A. Rating: 4/5. The Cabin In The Woods, directed by Drew Goddard. Nationwide, cert 16. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Thrilling hunt lands its prey

Film: Thrilling hunt lands its prey

Reviewed this Week: Headhunters. Directed by Morten Tyldum. Rating: 4/5. Le Havre. Directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Animated romp hits right notes

Film: Animated romp hits right notes

Reviewed this week: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists 3D. Directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt. Rating: 4/5. Into the Abyss. Directed by Werner Herzog. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Penn shines on a slow journey

Film: Penn shines on a slow journey

Reviewed this week: This Must Be The Place, directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Rating: 3/5. The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross. Rating: 3/5.

Film: Turkish tale pulses with dramatic life

Film: Turkish tale pulses with dramatic life

Reviewed this week: Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Rating: 5/5. The Other Side Of Sleep, directed by Rebecca Daly. Rating: 3/5.

Film: No added dimension in spacey romp

Film: No added dimension in spacey romp

Reviewed this Week: John Carter 3D. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Rating: 3/5. Stella Days. Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. Rating: 3/5.

Film: No one can justify this war

Film: No one can justify this war

Reviewed this week: This Means War. Directed by McG. Rating: 1/5. Khodorkovsky. Directed by Cyril Tuschi. Rating: 4/5.

Film: LA story is rescued by Harrelson

Film: LA story is rescued by Harrelson

Reviewed this week: Rampart. Directed by Oren Moverman. Rating: 3/5. Margaret. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan. Rating: 4/5.

Film: Too loud and very far away

Film: Too loud and very far away

Reviewed this week: Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Rating: 1/5. The Woman In The Fifth. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Muppets still have the magic

Film: Muppets still have the magic

Reviewed this week: The Muppets. Directed by James Bobin. Rating: 4/5. A Dangerous Method. Directed by David Cronenberg. Rating: 3/5.

Film: Trouble in paradise for Clooney

Film: Trouble in paradise for Clooney

Reviewed this week: The Descendants. Directed by Alexander Payne. Rating: 5/5. Intruders. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Rating: 2/5.

Film: Going wild on Dublin's rooftops

Film: Going wild on Dublin's rooftops

Reviewed this week: Haywire. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Rating: 3/5. J Edgar. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rating 1/5.

Film: Shame is compulsive viewing

Film: Shame is compulsive viewing

Reviewed this Week: Shame directed by Steve McQueen. Rating: 4/5. War Horse directed by Steven Spielberg. Rating: 3/5.