Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Farewell, Philip French The veteran film critic for The Observer has died at the age of 82
Five great Maureen O’Hara performances (+1) In honour of Ireland's first great movie star, we highlight a few of her best films.
Movie quiz for October 23rd Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, ash nazg gimbatul, Ash nazg thrakutul√Ľk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
Don’t miss Horrorthon at the IFI The friendliest of the year's festivals brings buckets of blood to Temple Bar.
Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars Did somebody say "poisoned chalice"? Well, nobody's making him do it.
Meet the new Star Wars trailer Very much the same as the old Star Wars trailer. If you thought you were deluged with marketing, you've seen nothing yet
The London Film Festival awards Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier The British event makes a noise by awarding an unexpected film from a female director
No sign of Star Wars Island on Star Wars poster There's also some sort of trailer coming our way. Didn't we already have a few of those?