Donald Clarke

Donald Clarke


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

16181 followers  •  1380 follow  •  Dublin  •   http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/screenwriter/

Billy Wilder and @jonathancoe ⁩ between the same covers. I could scarcely be more excited.

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I don’t know exactly what I’m saying by juxtaposing these two images, but I think it’s worth doing anyway. (Metal Box is my 11th favourite album.)

Oh come on, Barry. You deserve the lolly, but I honestly think you have better things to do with your time and talent.

Thatcher-acting is now almost as much a thing as Churchill-acting. Blue suit. Hairspray helmet. Funny voice.

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Wallace really need to get Trump to shut up when Biden is talking. #Debates2020 

Can you imagine how much a Harris or a Warren would invigorate this? #Debates2020 

Biden is terrible at this, but he’s never been great at debates anyway. He just needs to retain a degree of dignity for the next hour to stay afloat. #Debates2020 

I’m afraid to say Trump is doing well at being Trump. And that’s how he won the last time. #Debates2020 

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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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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.

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

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"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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In case you were wondering, double whammy there from the Guardian. Hardly worth mentioning anymore.

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My neighbour is photographing all of us in front of our houses during the Emergency. A lovely idea.

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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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