?Donald Clarke?

?Donald Clarke?


Film correspondent and general blowhard for The Irish Times. Bias so-called 'critic'. The Bitch Pack Meets on Wednesday.

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I know it’s now time to give out about the “Best picture nominees as…” but I have to say the standard is still surprisingly high.

It’s rare a week goes by without me screaming furiously at one of Wikipedia’s fucking idiotic madey uppy music genres.

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Sorry? What? Is this to do with you wearing trousers? Like some sort of anarchist.

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I could hardly be more honoured to be hosting the Q&A with Oscar nominees (!) Colm Bairéad and Cleona Ní Chrualaoí after AN CAILÍN CIÚIN at the IFI on Thursday.

Spoiler: that’s not what THE WHALE is about.

I can’t bring myself to watch THE LAST OF US as I was so *bored* by the video game.

How’s that move to Mastodon working out for you?

Looking at the full Sight and Sound 250 (did this just go up?), interesting how Hawks suddenly kicks in like billy-o when you get above 100. Four in the next 30: Rio Bravo, Bringing Up Baby, Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday.

Incredible how politicised this is in the US.

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First image of Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump. Eerie how the profile is so recognisable as *both* of them.

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There is too much plot in Kore-eda’s BROKER. And he’s done the “unconventional family” before. But this remains a delightful melodrama in a muffled minor key. The closing scenes are ruthlessly moving. #cannes2022 

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The folk behind RRR should regard the recent bubble of "controversies" as a compliment. #RRR 

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 dunno. Seems pretty sparsely populated round that sign.

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AN CAILÍN CIÚIN has been nominated for best international film at #Oscars2023 . A remarkable achievement for everyone in the @quietgirlfilm  team and for domestic cinema more generally.

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

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The front page of tomorrow’s Irish Times. A rare honour indeed.

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