New Television: “Way to Go: Death and the Irish”

Gabriel Byrne has been a vocal supporter of the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation in Ireland for some time now. He participated in this program, Way to Go: Death and the Irish, which aired in Ireland on July 1, and shared his thoughts on death, dying, and end-of-life care. […]

Page to Screen: “Quirke: Elegy for April”

How do you take an entire book and transform it into a 90-minute television show? I do not know the answer to that question, but I do know a very good example of just such a process happening–successfully! Benjamin Black, the nom de plume of author John Banville, has written […]

The Byrne-ing News, December 2013 Edition

Happy New Year, Everyone! Below you will find a recap of all of the Byrne-ing News for December, including a holiday appearance by Mr. Byrne, film and TV series news, and a new Mega Movie Page. On a personal note: I will be moving into my new house over 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). […]

Le Temps/Just A Sigh: An International Love Affair!

Le temps de l’aventure/Just A Sigh made quite a splash at film festivals here in the US in October! On October 18, the Chicago International Film Festival honored Jérôme Bonnell with the Silver Hugo for Best Director “for the sensitive manner with which the director revisits the tropes of the […]

“Just A Sigh” Romances the USA!

chicago international film festival Just a Sigh screened at the festival on October 12 and 14. Director Jérôme Bonnell attended these two screenings. The festival’s description: Between performances of an Ibsen play in Calais, actress Alix (exquisitely played by Emmanuelle Devos) travels to Paris for an audition. On the train, […]