Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

France picks Paul Verhoeven’s Elle as its Oscar submission The Isabelle Huppert vehicle was a hit at Cannes, but it has ruffled a few feathers elsewhere
Knockout trailer for Denzel Washington’s Fences The film version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning play seems certain to be a major Oscar contender
Ten excellent Irish accents by “overseas” actors As an accompaniment to today's whiney column, we mention a few actors who've got it right
Movie quiz for September 23rd Who you gonna call?
Farewell Curtis Hanson The director of LA Confidential was 71. He leaves behind an impressively varied body of work.
The Young Offenders scores biggest Irish opening of the year Canny marketing and an adorable comic pairing converts to serious coin for the Cork comedy
La La Land at front of Oscar pack after win at Toronto A year after Room began its march, Damien Chazelle's musical wins the audience prize
Movie quiz for September 16th Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy