Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

John Michael McDonagh responds to furore concerning that interview The director of The Guard hits out at "a small section of the Dublin media with an axe to grind".
Movie quiz for September 19th Crivens! Fill the gap left by the end of referendum fun with some braw quizzing.
Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea is a hit at Toronto We belatedly tie up a few loose ends from the Canadian bash. Onwards to New York
10 great films set in Scotland As the final reckoning looms, we pick 10 smashing films that take place largely in that great nation
Are you sending back your IFTA, John Michael McDonagh? The English director says Irish films "aren't very good" and he doesn't find them "technically accomplished".
50 years, 50 films Vol II: Ugetsu Monogatari (1953) Our travels through time unearth an unsettling, beautiful masterpiece of Japanese cinema
Movie quiz for September 12th To celebrate current events across the sea, there are no questions about Scotland in this week's quiz
Toronto Film Festival Digest No, we are not by Lake Ontario. But we have ploughed through the press to report in what's hot and what, erm, isn't