Ashley Clark, The Guardian

Ashley Clark

The Guardian

Evansville, WY, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

From Pressure to The Last Tree: 10 of the best black British films

A celebration of the pioneering films reflecting black life in Britain over the last 40 years → Read More


Five roads to Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom is one of the UK's most prolific, yet difficult to pigeonhole film directors. As The Look of Love opens in cinemas, Ashley Clark offers five pathways into his work. → Read More


Revolution in the head? – Al Pacino and the 1980s

Al Pacino’s Scarface is one of the iconic 80s images, yet he made only three further films that decade – at one point giving up screen acting altogether. → Read More

Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya: ‘This is 12 Years a Slave: The Horror Movie’

The actor on Samuel L Jackson’s criticisms, playing ‘normal dudes’ and why he didn’t watch any creepy films in order to prep for his breakout role → Read More


A short history of black US indie cinema

From silent pioneer Oscar Micheaux via blaxploitation and Spike Lee to the sensational acclaim for Moonlight, we chronicle the rise of the black American indie film in five chapters. → Read More

Sterling K Brown: 'Life itself feels like success as a black man – if you can hold on to it'

The star of This Is Us and the award-winning The People v OJ Simpson on how Hollywood is waking up to new, empowering and diverse stories → Read More

'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins on Bringing 'Art House to the Hood'

We spoke to the filmmaker about his game-changing film about what it's like to be young, gay, and black in Miami. → Read More

A Moving Image: the film Spike Lee might have made about Brixton

It features an unforgettable cast railing against gentrification. Will Shola Amoo’s tribute help stop the exodus of locals – and the influx of gourmet jerk chicken shops? → Read More

Whoa, the New Trailer for the Tupac Biopic Is Intense

The explosive and stylish 'All Eyez on Me' will hit theaters on November 11. → Read More

The First Trailer to 'Moonlight' Looks Gorgeous and Intense

Here's the first look at 'Moonlight,' a stunning new movie about black masculinity. → Read More

Danny DeVito: ‘Do all you can to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t become president’

How social-media activism (and an oddball sitcom) introduced the 80’s star to a millennial audience… → Read More

Sex, death and cannibalism: why mondo movies still shock

They’ve focused obsessively on the lurid and even saw some directors charged for murder – yet a new season of mondo movies argues for their artistic merit → Read More

The Rise and Fall and Rise of the World’s Most Brutal Middle-School Metal Band

The new documentary 'Breaking a Monster' follows a trio of Brooklyn teens who went viral, got signed for $1.8 million, then decided to go their own way. → Read More

Brian de Palma: 'Film lies all the time

The Carrie and Scarface director is the subject of a new film and retrospective. Here he talks about how he invented reality TV and what it feels like to be reviled → Read More

‘The Lobster’ Is a Brilliant Movie About Getting Turned into an Animal Because You're Single

We spoke to actress Rachel Wiesz about her starring role in Yorgos Lanthimos's sci-fi comedy thriller that exposes the absurdities of modern relationships. → Read More

Creed review

A franchise is reborn in sensational fashion courtesy of director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B Jordan. Imagine your life being played out in not just one movie, but a series of films released over decades, capturing each setback, love, loss and triumph. French director François Truffaut did just that for his character, Antoine Doinel, played by Jean-Pierre Leaud, in a cycle of films between… → Read More

​Talking to Patrick Stewart about ‘Green Room,’ Neo-Nazis, and Donald Trump

We caught up with the venerable actor to talk about his uncharacteristically terrifying turn as a Neo-Nazi patriarch in 'Green Room.' → Read More

J.J. Abrams and Chris Rock Talked About Diversity, Star Wars, and God at Tribeca

The legendary comedian and the renown sci-fi filmmaker also teased a possible collaboration and revealed they had worked together at the Oscars. → Read More

Don Cheadle Talks Racism, Miles Davis, and His Wonderfully Bizarre Biopic

We spoke to the director and star of the biopic about the legendary trumpeter's drug-fueled adventures in the 70s. → Read More

Can the celebrated Criterion Collection make a splash in the UK?

The label famed for licensing classy classic and contemporary cinema comes to Britain in April – but what impact will it have? → Read More