Of Gravitas and Glaciers–Smilla’s Sense of Snow

There are two things you need to know about the film Smilla’s Sense of Snow. First, there is a lot of snow. A great deal of snow. Snow on the ground. In the air. Everywhere. And there is ice. And cold water. And icebergs. And even full-blown, life-sized glaciers. If […]

In Treatment Season 3 Count Down Begins!

Are you ready? To help you get ready, here are two Season Three teasers created by Stella and Aragarna. wink The “subtle” teaser for Season Three:   And the very silly teaser for the Third Season of In Treatment. Please accept it in the spirit in which it is meant: […]

Hey, Joe! What Do You Know?

A lot about Gabriel Byrne, it seems! Joe Jackson’s article in the August 1 edition of the Sunday Independent takes us back to the Gabriel Byrne of 1988 and 1992, using interviews from the past to reflect on the Gabriel Byrne of today. What is most fascinating about these interviews […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival, August 6-15: Updated

August 8: The Irish Times provides a wonderful report by Michael Harding [which is now behind a paywall] of the first days of the festival, entitled “Getting Ambushed by Brilliant Minds in Kilkenny.”  Poetry and lectures abound, but he took the time to view “Stories From Home” (in the morning!) […]

A Daring Siesta

Siesta holds a special place in the hearts of Gabriel Byrne fans. It is one of his earlier films, made during the time in his career when he was relegated to playing roles that were everything but Irish, with every accent possible, but rarely his native Dublin burr. It is […]