Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Timothy Spall in talks to play Ian Paisley Deadline reports that the brilliant English actor is to play the DUP leader in a drama concerning his relationship with Martin McGuinness
Five films to catch in July It is currently hot. Make like an American and avail of the air conditioning in your local cinema
The 10 best films of 2015 so far Because we do this now, it's the best movies of the year's opening half
What we talk about when we talk about Kanye West The online reactions to the hip-hop artist's "divisive" turn at Glastonbury demonstrate a fascinating array of prejudices and sensitivities
Movie quiz for June 26th You should be so lucky that we compile a quiz especially for you. And so on.
Farewell, Patrick Macnee The urbane star of the Avengers leaves us at the age of 93
It’s official. Spider-Man is straight, white and he doesn’t smoke cigs Leaked emails reveal Marvel's "rules" for Spider-Man.
Hannibal is cancelled, but (ahem) Fannibals remain optimisitic The hugely acclaimed cannibal extravaganza has been axed after sluggish ratings. But enthusiasts believe it might turn up somewhere else.