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A Blurb about Gabriel’s New Book!

Blurb (noun): a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one. And here’s a great one for Gabriel’s new book, Walking With Ghosts, from Barry Egan, whose article for the Sunday Independent sits behind a pay wall, but I got lucky: … And, he tells me, he has a book […]

So, Where Are You Going? War of the Worlds Ep. 5

It is a bit odd, I admit, to be watching this series while stocking up the pantry and engaging in “social distancing” in my own home, a response to the growing danger of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. I am going to stick with it, although it is possible […]

Home for St. Patrick’s Day!

Home? I’m already home? And I’m stuck here too, apparently. What are you talking about? Why, Ireland, of course, you ninny. During these times in which we find ourselves–I know, I know, I never thought this day would come, but it has, so we should do the best we can […]

Lost Girls Premieres on Netflix!

Friday, March 13. Uh oh. Not an auspicious date for your film to drop on Netflix, streaming to the millions of screens that are out there thirsting for new content as the world faces a possible pandemic . . . But then luck is not really a character in Lost […]

Saying Goodbye to Max von Sydow

Directors loved him, of course. His legendary collaboration with Ingmar Bergman seems impossible now. How could two artists work together so diligently and beautifully over the years to bring such dark and troubled stories to life? Max von Sydow was drawn to the “dark and troubled stories” early in his […]

Life Carries On: War of the Worlds, Episode 3

War of the Worlds has premiered on Fox in the UK now, so welcome to the Alien End Times, UK Gabriel Byrne Fans! In Episode 3, things got scarier. And sadder. Life carries on, though. Yes, but it is not easy. Or pretty. Or normal. Or any of the other […]