Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Five films to catch in October that aren’t Dr Strange Benedict Cumberbatch is not the only show in town in mid autumn. We've got Loach, Herzog, Arnold and more.
Movie quiz for September 30th Leave it to Mr O'Brien
The Young Offenders goes down a storm at Fantastic Fest The good burghers of Austin shake off the accents and declare themselves amused by the Cork comedy
France picks Paul Verhoeven’s Elle as its Oscar submission The Isabelle Huppert vehicle was a hit at Cannes, but it has ruffled a few feathers elsewhere
Knockout trailer for Denzel Washington’s Fences The film version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play seems certain to be a major Oscar contender
Ten excellent Irish accents by “overseas” actors As an accompaniment to today's whiney column, we mention a few actors who've got it right
Movie quiz for September 23rd Who you gonna call?
Farewell Curtis Hanson The director of LA Confidential was 71. He leaves behind an impressively varied body of work.