Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Farewell, Wes Craven The director of Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and Last House on the Left has died at the age of 76.
Five films to catch in September The leaves may sit securely on the trees, but the first Oscar movies are with us all the same.
Movie quiz for August 28th Would you marry me anyway? Would you have my baby?
Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands to get honorary Oscars You can't argue with the breadth of generations and styles. But why can't the awards be presented at the ceremony
Could half of the all-time top 10 box office be taken up with 2015 releases? As one more 2015 release (guess what?) closes in on a billion dollars, we consider the seemingly impossible.
The eccentric tastes of Quentin Tarantino Season one of True Detective was unwatchable. Kingsman was great. So was How I met Your Mother. Okay then.
Is a new Blackadder a good idea? Tony Robinson has suggested that there may be another series of Blackadder. Is that what we want?
50 years 50 films Volume II: M (1931) Our series moving backwards through time finds a tale of the darkest impulses from the last days of Weimar Germany