Donald Clarke

Donald Clarke


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

17014 followers  •  1404 follow  •  Dublin  •   http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/screenwriter/

I know we do this every day about somebody else. But how is Delia Smith 80? (Well, I guess she did bake the cake on the cover of Let it Bleed.)

I have just been informed that our recent debate on “fadge” made it into the Belfast Telegraph.

Apologies. We seem to be having technical issues with the quiz. Only showing older versions. Working on it.

The quiz seems to be working again. Any queries let me know.

The correct score odds on England V Scotland are demented.

Ronnie Whelan really is going to keep calling them “the Scotch”. Isn’t he? #EURO2020 

I talked to the charming Justin Lin about how Sundance got him to #FastAndFurious9 .

Spanish national anthem underrated. Not quite top year with Russia and Italy. But sound. #EURO2020 

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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 

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

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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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I read a lot of people saying “astrology is just a bit of harmless fun”. Here is someone with 100,000 followers advising people to “hold off ... routine health check ups” because of, um, “Mercury retrograde”

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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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Um... This is way down on the priorities here (so don’t whataboutery me) but maybe we should get rid of the bloody Angelus on RTE. Symbols matter. (No, it’s not now “secular”. You know why? Because it’s the Angelus. That’s why.)

Lovely New Yorker cover. Many of us have been some version of this lady in 2020.

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And a blissful silence fell upon the land.

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Quick reminder of Daphne du Maurier's last novel.

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