Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

A fascinating line-up for the official Cannes selection Ireland figures with The Lobster. Haynes, Sorrentino and Audiard make expected appearances. But whither Davies and Weerasethakul?
Ten films we hope and expect to see in competition at Cannes It is almost time for the programme to be revealed. We name 10 near certainties and ponder more outsiders
Tarkovsky’s Stalker at the IFI This writer will be introducing a screening of the puzzling masterpiece as part of new "Bigger Picture" strand on Wednesday evening
Cannes to open with La TĂȘte Haute by Emmanuelle Bercot Surprising virtually all pundits, the festival presents the first opening film by a female director since 1987
Music in Youth trailer commissioned by the Louth Contemporary Music Society David Lang's Just (After Song of Songs), currently buzzing about the movie-sphere, had its world premiere in Drogheda
Gorgeous Trailer for Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth The Italian director's follow up to The Great Beauty features Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and the rest of the gang
Movie quiz for April 10th This quiz is the thing of which dreams are made
Can Twin Peaks survive without David Lynch? The Showtime revival of the vital surreal 1990s series is in peril as the original creator withdraws