Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s best paid female actor But the really interesting news concerns comediennes and Chinese actors
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in fourth version of A Star is Born We'll believe it when we actually see it. Everybody has been in this reboot.
Movie quiz for August 19th Too many notes
Paddy Slattery’s Broken Law of Attraction launches crowd-funder The producer of the fine shorts Skunky Dog and Today seeks to make his first feature
UK Distributor Metrodome enters administration The innovative, canny firm, which handled such titles as Mommy, The Tribe and Tangerine, is in financial limbo
Two more Irish films for Toronto New releases by Gerard Barrett and John Butler will join features by Jim Sheridan and others
So what was the worst blockbuster of the summer? Everyone's talking about the summer of direness. What was the worst of the worst? I have an answer.
Farewell, Kenny Baker The much loved little person, who played R2-D2, never showed his face in Star Wars, but he stole scenes in Time Bandits