Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

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.
The trailer for Freeheld hits all the bases Julianne Moore and Ellen Page play a couple fighting the system in a film that already seems parked in the awards zone
50 years, 50 films Vol II: Bride of Frankenstein (1935) We reach the middle of the 1930s and (as it happens) Screenwriter's very favourite film.