Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Movie quiz for January 16th And the nominees for twistiest quiz question are...
Ten (mostly surprising) things about those Oscar nominations Where was Selma? Wither Lego? For once, we have a lot to discuss. My relative brilliance for starters.
Your annual bumper nap for the Oscar nominations Sadly, the winners in all but one of the main races seem decided, but the nominations are still uncertain
Woody Allen to create TV show for Amazon Proof that television is respectable arrives with news that that the Woodster is returning to the medium
Some notes on those Golden Globes film awards What the often surprising Globe decisions tell us about awards season and the wider movie-verse
A few words on what to expect at the Golden Globes The strange, oddly determined gong bash still attracts puzzling degrees of attention
Farewell Rod Taylor and Francesco Rosi Two greats passed away over the past few days. We ponder Taylor's turn in rare Irish thriller Cry of the Innocent
Mr Turner and Selma miss out at the Baftas There were some startling (and worrying) omissions when the British Academy announced its nominations this morning