Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Trailer for Dad’s Army (oh, and Hateful Eight also) We finally have our first footage from the unexpectedly promising retread of a comedy great (and that Tarantino thing too)
TIFF announces restored classics, documentaries and new work from old masters Irish co-productions 11 Minutes and Being AP are now in the Toronto mix
Farewell, David Nobbs I didn't get where I am today without appreciating the talents of the man who imagined Reggie Perrin
Fantastic Four flops, but does it matter? The "troubled" superhero production crashes and burns.What lessons are there here for the industry?
50 years, 50 films Vol II: Duck Soup (1933) We sink into the deepest days of the US depression with the greatest film from a team of anarchic geniuses
Movie quiz for August 7th It's this week's festival of cryptic fun. So what?
David O’Mahony is the new Head of Programming at the IFI O'Mahony, formerly of access CINEMA, takes over from Michael Hayden
The 10 best TV spy series of the 1960s The Man from UNCLE? Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation? This month its all about responses to ancient responses to James Bond. We look back.