How to Byrne Up Valentine’s Day!

Champagne? Of course. Chocolate-dipped strawberries? Right there on the table. Flowers? Smelling their lovely scent wafting through the room. Handsome and romantic Gabriel? Um, no. No!? Well, we can remedy that for you. The Man in the Iron Mask Valentine’s Day is meant to be celebrated with d’Artagnan! Here he […]

The Byrne-ing News, November 2016 Edition

Lots of movie news this month, plus a small serving of politics! An L. A. Minute The producers continue to look for extras, so here is your chance to appear in a film with Gabriel Byrne! You have until December 14! They are looking for people to play chefs, homeless […]

Merry Christmas!

Wherever you are in the world, and if you are a Byrneholic, you could be almost anywhere, all the best of the holiday season to you! May you enjoy the warmth of family and friends, the excitement of snow, the sweetness of good food and drink, and above all, the […]

CAPITAL: The Reviews Are In!

Capital (Le Capital), the latest work by legendary director Costa-Gavras, opened in New York theaters on October 25 and gained a wider release in the US on November 1. The reviews are beginning to come in now and they are spread pretty evenly between positive and negative response (Rotten Tomatoes). […]

We’ll miss her, won’t we?

The only film of Gabriel Byrne’s that my mother ever saw was Point of No Return. It had just become available on video and I rented it from the neighborhood video store (remember those?) and we watched it together. She died a year later, so this is a bitter-sweet memory, […]

Gothic: Riot and Ruin and the Romantic Rebel

Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Coleridge will all be remembered for their poetry. Byron will be remembered for his poetry as well, but he may be remembered even more for his¬†rebellious, seductive, creative, and heroic life–a life as notable for its scandals as its literary achievements. A peer of the realm, […]