30 Years Later: Miller’s Crossing

Gabriel Byrne’s entry in film critic David Thomson’s The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Expanded and Updated, published in 2004, includes this aside: Somehow, I always have the urge to reach out and tickle Gabriel Byrne. I think it’s because his uncommon aura of gloom and sadness seems so complete […]

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 […]