Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Trailer for Black Mass The first promo for the Whitey Bolger film follows a very familiar pattern
Movie quiz for April 24th After an easy one and a hard one, it's a middling one.
Cannes completes its programme. Or does it? Gaspar Noe and Apichatpong Weerasethakul make welcome appearances, but not where we expected them to be.
The interesting beast that is Daredevil Marvel's decision to push the nicely violent Man Without Fear towards Netflix looks wise.
Directors’ Fortnight offers us Takashi Miike, Jeremy Saulnier and “discoveries” The main programmes are now in some state of completion.
I belatedly rescue Strange Wilderness from the list of worst ever films In honour of Paul Blart Mall Cop 2's zero-rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I rescue a misused classic from iniquity.
50 years, 50 films Vol II: La Règle du Jeu (1939) Yes, it was an annus mirabilis for US film. Nonetheless, we pick a French movie for the least year of peace. We don't give a damn, you see.
Movie quiz for April 17th There's quizteria everywhere as we address another festival of links