Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Will Star Wars: The Force Awakens become the biggest film of all time? The bookies have stopped taking bets, but I think the title will be beyond even this behemoth
Youth wins big at the European Film Awards More or less ignored in other awards ceremonies, Paolo Sorrentino's study of the artistic life cleans up in Berlin. Our own Song of the Sea and The Lobster also triumph.
Screenwriter’s 10 favourite albums of the year Something seems to have happened. This year's selections are very melodic and very female.
Movie quiz for December 11th Beautiful city, charming and pretty. Beautiful City...
10 things worth noting about the Golden Globes nominations Room scores an impressive three nominations. Michael Fassbender and Sheesha Ronan are there as well.
Surprises galore at the SAG Awards The Screen Actors Guild have not clarified an already confused awards season
David Bowie’s Lazarus hits the New York stage Critics are confused, but generally happy, with the musical co-scripted by Enda Walsh
Irish triumph at the Moët British Independent Film Awards Saoirse Ronan, Room, Stephen Fingleton and Brendan Gleeson all triumph at the indie gongfest