James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: Bad movie memories and horrible history erased for eternal sunshine

James Clayton News Dec 17, 2010

Inspired by a troubling scene in The Warrior’s Way, James lists the film moments he’d happily erase from memory…

The James Clayton Column: Machete: supreme source of movie wisdom

James Clayton News Dec 9, 2010

Is Robert Rodriguez’s ultra-violent Machete a more insightful, culturally significant movie than most critics would credit? James certainly thinks so, and here are his reasons why…

The James Clayton Column: The hidden heart of the American

James Clayton News Dec 2, 2010

Anton Corbijn’s The American may appear to be a portrait of a cold-hearted killer, but there’s a real humanity beneath its surface, James writes…

The James Clayton Column: trailers running off the tracks

James Clayton Trailer Nov 25, 2010

Like the runaway train in Unstoppable, have Hollywood film trailers sped out of control? James thinks so, and Denzel Washington may be our only hope...

The James Clayton Column: the alien truth

James Clayton News Nov 18, 2010

The arrival of Skyline leaves James pondering the existence of aliens, Lovecraft, and an invasion of cells and smells. Probably best if we let him explain...

The James Clayton Column: Silk Spectre, Sucker Punch, Superman, Spartans and... owls?

James Clayton News Nov 11, 2010

James is left reeling yet excited by the trailer for Zack Snyder’s forthcoming Sucker Punch, and ponders how it fits in with the rest of the director’s canon…

The James Clayton Column: Calm down, dear! It's only a cameo!

James Clayton News Nov 4, 2010

Madonna in Die Another Day? Keith Richards in Pirates Of The Caribbean? James ponders the importance of celebrity cameos in the movies…

The James Clayton column: Happy Halloween. Show 'em some horror

James Clayton News Oct 28, 2010

Halloween? It should all be about the scary movies, reckons James...

The James Clayton Column: Old crinklies kicking ass

James Clayton News Oct 21, 2010

As movies like RED and The Expendables prove, age is no barrier to becoming an action star. So, James asks, will we see Dame Judi Dench as the next RoboCop?

The James Clayton Column: Buried in bleak horror, totally alone

James Clayton News Oct 14, 2010

A trip to the cinema to see Buried leaves James in a bewildered, philosophical mood, and left contemplating the meaning of life, death, and Raging Bull…