Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Not yet tired of life, it seems.

   Well,  the blog has only been around a few days, but it is already set to go through a period of mild inactivity. The London Film Festival starts on Wednesday and Screenwriter is about to head off on the first of many jaunts …

Tue, Oct 13, 2009, 21:51

   

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Well,  the blog has only been around a few days, but it is already set to go through a period of mild inactivity. The London Film Festival starts on Wednesday and Screenwriter is about to head off on the first of many jaunts to the event. Among the films I will be covering are The Fantastic Mr Fox, Bright Star, The Road, The Informant!, A Serious Man, Up in the Air and The White Ribbon. In due course, interviews with various directors and stars will appear in different bits of The Irish Times, but, alas, I am hampered from making too many comments about the films as I go along. When you see a preview of such a feature, you will often find yourself being forced to sign a document stating that, should you be caught reviewing the flick before the week of release, you will be dragged into the gutter and beaten to death by rabid publicists. So, let me just say that I have seen some of the films listed above and all of those have lived up to expectations. Is that sufficiently vague? Hang on. Was that a knock at the door? No, no, no, please I didn’t mean it. Arghghghghgh!