Donald Clarke

Donald Clarke


Film correspondent and general blowhard for The Irish Times. Bias so-called critic.

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Whatever about the lack of solidarity that Paddy Power video is really fucking childish.

I have one certain prediction about the US election. There is no possibility of Bernie’s VP pick not generating months of OUTRAGED controversy on Twitter. (Assuming he gets the nomination, of course.)

Every high street bookmaker now has Donald Trump odds-on to win in November. Nothing better anywhere than 4/7. Just to cheer you up.

So... If I have this right [NAME REDACTED] has just broken a review embargo to get in a few digs at the #MeToo  slant of an incoming mainstream movie before others praise it.

@MattWrafter  Yes, she's doing an ad now for Tesco or something and every time he appears I think: "Oh look. It's the woman who wanted to introduce internment camps. "

I see Vogue "Internment Camps" Williams is on the telly again. Haven't seen old Internment Camps for a while.

I would say I’m already tired of ponderings on George McGovern, but, in truth, I’m happy to chew them all up.

On the Weinstein verdict. Think of those victims who died without knowing a reversal was coming.

Oh, oh. @SamiraAhmedUK is on @richardosman ’s House of Games. Go, Samira!

@blankemon  @Glenn__KennyI  @jhoffman  @JuanchoShave  a million times noted that when I and my great pal em @johnstonglennerged  from Star Wars in 1978 we said: “Well, it was fine, but it was no A Bridge Too Far.” (Which we’d seen the week before.) I have never shifted from that position.

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So apparently this is Trump impersonating "grovelling". And he says Streep is an overrated actor?

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I wrote a column suggesting it’s polite to call people what they want to be called. Using, for instance, “they” for non-binary folk who desire to be so identified. It’s already got ugly.

"I also feel conflicted because so many of my fellow actors that are deserving don't have that same privilege. I think we send a very clear message to people of colour that you're not welcome here.” Wow! Joaquin Phoenix ain't holding back at #BAFTA2020 

Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91. Served as a cook during the Battle of Okinawa. Great man.

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The person who came up with #WagathaChristie  for Coleen Rooney deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature. There’s always next year, Atwood.

Oh well. That repulsive Trump video did, at least, generate the best De Niro film in about 15 years.

I'm going with: mainstream French comedy that made more money than Black Panther in its home territories while utterly baffling Anglophone audiences.

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My current jam is people complaining about spoilers in #ROCKETMAN . A film based on the life of Elton John.

There’s so much that’s crap in the world right now. Celebrate the fact that we have a president whose official photos actually cheer the spirits. (I’ll go back to being snarky now.)

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