Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

50 years, 50 films Vol II: The Apartment (1960) We reverse our way into a great, often black comedy by the immortal Billy Wilder
Movie quiz for July 25th If this post were a musical it would be Les Quizerables.
Groan! Pant! Thump! Zzz! It’s 50 Shades of Grey The trailer for the adaptation of E L James's mucky book is with us. But do we care?
Farewell, Dora Bryan The croaky voiced star of A Taste of Honey has left us at 91
Inherent Vice avoids Toronto and Venice Paul Thomas Anderson's take on the Thomas Pynchon novel touches down in New York
Oh Lord. We have odds on the 2015 best picture Oscars A major bookie already has Boyhood and Foxcatcher down as the films to beat.
50 years, 50 films Vol II: The Innocents (1961) We move backward through the last hundred years to encounter a classic adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
Oh leave Universal horror alone Irritating news emerges that the studio intends to reinvent its great monsters sequence as a contemporary "franchise".