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A Prophet

Calling this movie ‘the French Godfather’ is an over simplification. Sure, it’s a sprawling crime epic that epitomises the gangsters that it is trying to portray (where the Godfather focused on Sicily, here the lens is turned towards Corsica). However, A Prophet has a very [...]



WARNING: This film is that uniquely frustrating blend of independent cinema neuroses and Hollywood sentiments that inspire pure, unadulterated loathing in many people. Proceed with caution. Once that warning is out of the way then we can talk about all the things (and there are [...]


The Social Network: Modern Day Shakespeare?

Aaron Sorkin’s script for ‘The Social Network’ might claim to take it’s inspiration from Ben Mezrich’s ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ but what is clear, to all but the most uninformed viewer, is that he is not interested in the real events that took place, but in [...]


The Killer Inside Me

Michael Winterbottom returns to the small screen after the cinematic release of his deeply disturbing thriller The Killer Inside Me, based on the equally disturbing novel by Jim Thompson. The premise is simple (in a psychotic killer sort of way). A junior Sheriff commits a [...]


Feaure: ProductPlaceMe.com

Product placement enjoys mixed fortunes within the film community. On one hand it is a staple of Hollywood movies, featuring every time a character opens a fridge or flicks the ignition on his car. But on the other hand it has been seen as a [...]



About Us The Clapper Bored was founded in 2009 as a personal movie review blog and has since expanded to take in all aspects of the film industry. TCB v.2 was released in October 2010 and now includes sections on DVDs and Film Making as [...]