Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Farewell, Abbas Kiarostami The Iranian master was one of the most influential film-makers of the last half century
Farewell, Robin Hardy The director of The Wicker Man has died at the age of 86
Movie quiz for July 1st With a little understanding you can find the perfect blend
10 great Olivia De Havilland performances for her 100th birthday One of the very last stars from the pre-war era will be raising a glass in Paris. We salute her.
Five films to catch in July We have a traffic jam of potential blockbusters this month. But there's more to life than oomph.
The 10 best films of 2016 so far We do this now. But at least WE wait until we're halfway through the year
The Brexit vote confirms how little humans know about one another The most depressing result I can remember in 40 years of paying attention to British politics highlights certain divisions
Movie quiz for June 24th We're coming home. We're coming home. X-Men are coming home