Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Irish co-production 11 Minutes among intriguing Venice line-up The latest from Jerzy Skolimowski is the Polish director's second collaboration with Element Pictures
Three Irish films announced for Toronto Film Festival No great surprises at the inclusion of The Lobster and Brooklyn. But interesting to note Lenny Abrahamson's Room is only a "Canadian" premiere
I return from the IASIL conference in York That's the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures to you. The Irish Times was there in an official capacity.
The trailer for Freeheld hits all the bases Julianne Moore and Ellen Page play a couple fighting the system in a film that already seems parked in the awards zone
50 years, 50 films Vol II: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) We reach the middle of the 1930s and (as it happens) Screenwriter's very favourite film.
Movie quiz for July 24th Something is happening, but you don't know what it is. Do you?
Jurassic World is the biggest film of 2015 The dinosaur romp has made it over the line. There are already three 2015 movies in the all-time top 10.
Grace of Monaco gets an Emmy nomination One of the most derided films of the last few years is in the awards enclosure. Is telly useless after all?