Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Odds on opening film at Cannes By now we have usually heard what's going to be the opening movie at the year's biggest festival. For amusement only I offer my odds on the runners
Don’t miss Red Army at Jdiff One of the greatest sporting docs in recent decades will be playing at the event on Friday
Hooray, it’s summer! It's not really summer. But Hollywood is rearranging the seasons to its own designs.
Movie quiz for March 13th It's Friday 13th. Don't be scared of the quiz. It's just a quiz after all.
Tim Burton to direct live-action Dumbo. I SAID TIM BURTON… What goes around. After (sort of) sending Disney back to live-action remake with Alice in Wonderland, Burton turns to the flying elephant
On Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix's latest original series, co-created by Tina Fey, is an oddball triumph. Mary Tyler Moore from the galaxy Almodóvar?
American Sniper is the most successful 2014 release at the US box office Yet no US chart topper has managed such low overseas takings since 2000. What can it mean?
Farewell, Albert Maysles A quarter of a century after his brother passed away, the remaining half of a legendary partnership in documentary film-making has died.