Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

The 10 best TV spy series of the 1960s The Man from UNCLE? Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation? This month its all about responses to ancient responses to James Bond. We look back.
New trailer for The Intern reminds us that Robert De Niro exists De Niro's recent career has been more miserable than you probably think
50 years, 50 films Vol II : L’Atalante (1934) Our series travelling through a century of cinema encounters an untouchable experiment in poetic realism.
Movie quiz for July 30th You may want to engage your "little grey cells".
Five films to catch in August Yes, you can fly with the Fantastic Four and get groovy with the Man from UNCLE. But consider other, less bossy entertainments as well.
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.