Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

10 great Christopher Lee Performances A great figure from cinema has died. Here are 10 of his greatest moments.
Farewell, James Last The saviour of those who felt left behind by the advance of rock leaves us at 86. He was HUGE in Ireland.
We have a trailer for The Martian The promo for Ridley Scott's take on Andy Weir’s science fiction novel has really got the cinesphere chattering
The five essential John Boorman films As the Wicklow resident returns to cinemas, we name his five best films
The Twittering of film criticism The head of the Cannes Film Festival objects to instant reviews on social media
Movie Quiz for June 4th Don't blame us. Blame the late Blake Edwards
Suffragette to open London Film Festival Sarah Gavron's tale of the fight for women's votes is nicely star-studded, but it looks as if London hasn't got the world premiere
My Name is Emily to open Galway Film Fleadh The crowd-sourced picture from Simon Fitzmaurice has made it onto screen. Good news.