Donald Clarke

Donald Clarke


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

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There is some contrast between the commendable (and unexpected) civility of the U.K. Labour leadership campaign and the bar brawl that’s still going on among opposing sides on Twitter.

I wonder if I can get my “pals isolating” photo on the front of the papers.

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Oh, if you’re in the “I think you’ll find Naomi Wolf means Belfast, Maine” camp... she doesn’t.

“Dig deep” and, well, don’t stop digging.

Here’s a pointless semantic issue. Surely the media should now call him Dr Varadkar rather than Mr Varadkar. There was always a case for doing that anyway.

Oh COME ON! Why are we pretending SOUTHLAND TALES is anything other than garbage?

Reminder to those not in the film loop that the Cannes nabobs are still maintaining that a rescheduling to June is possible.

My take on the “Is Karen [see other words] a slur?” thing is that many people seem to have forgotten what the word “slur” means.

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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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