Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Ian McKellen talks to us about the referendum and David Norris The veteran actor acknowledges the influence of the tireless gay rights campaigner
There’s a Grateful Dead documentary. Wake me when it’s over The stoners were one of those phenomena that never successfully crossed the Atlantic
Movie quiz for May 8th It's a new dawn. It's a new day. It's a new quiz.
We have a trailer for Irrational Man Is the new Woody Allen picture one of his late funny ones? It's hard to tell.
Age of Ultron “disappoints” with second-biggest US opening ever In this crazy, crazy year, every other film is expected to trouble the record books
Farewell, Ruth Rendell The great mystery writer, who has died at the age of 85, saw many of her works adapted by important European directors
Movie quiz for May 1st The people's flag is deepest red. It shrouded oft our martyr'd dead. It's the May Day quiz
Five films to catch in May Happy to relate, there is a great variety of high- and low-brow material to enjoy as the summer looms.