Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

The Secret Scripture premieres at Toronto Reviews of Jim Sheridan's latest are less positive than we might have hoped. Elsewhere by the lake, Ewan McGregor's American Pastoral gets a kicking
Lav Diaz’s The Woman who Left takes the Golden Bear at Venice In a year stuffed with US awards season hopefuls, Europe's oldest festival honours a master from the Philippines
Movie quiz for September 9th Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
Venice digest notes raves for Jackie and polite applause for The Journey We also have second-hand news of new films by Terrence Malick and Ana Lily Amirpour
The new James Bond is… Daniel Craig? Everyone least favourite guessing game takes another unexpected turn.
Aisling Walsh’s Maudie is part of our Telluride and Venice digest New films from Clint Eastwood, Ulrich Seidl, Tom Ford and Mel Gibson also debut.
Jackie Chan, Anne V Coates and Frederick Wiseman among this year’s honorary Oscars Casting director Lynn Stalmaster will also be bigged up at the Governors Awards
Movie quiz for September 3rd Gazing from my window to the streets below, on a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow...