Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Is Mad Max: Fury Road a hit? Despite spectacular reviews, the picture was beaten into second place on its opening weekend in the US.
Those IFTA awards in full Can we call this year's awards the Noble Prizes? It looks as if we already have.
Cannes ends with a shocker and a win for Ireland To virtually everyone's surprise, Jacques Audiard's Dheepan took the big prize. The Lobster's welcome bronze medal was less astonishing
What should and will win at Cannes (with this year’s reflections) The festival tweaked and twirled this year's programme with interesting results.
Every Cannes competition film reviewed We are the only organ in the country that provides reviews of every film up for the Palm d'Or. Indulge...
Cannes review of Macbeth Justin Kurzel's violent take on Shakespeare's most dynamic tragedy closes the competition in windswept style. But why couldn't we hear it?
Cannes review of Mia Madre The latest from Nanni Moretti sees him return to the theme of mortality with effective results
Cannes review of Chronic Michel Franco's tale of a nurse caring for the seriously ill brings us Tim Roth's best performance in may years