The Byrne-ing News, November 2021 Edition, Part 2

The Newest News Dance First, a film about Samuel Beckett One of my favorite online literary haunts is Lithub. It is like a cozy but very busy bookstore, full of smart and pleasant people who are happy to tell you what to read, what not to read (unless you really, […]

A Halloween Retro-Byrne!

Two of Gabriel Byrne’s “scary” films have been in the news lately, so we will walk down Spooky Memory Lane and take another look at them. If we dare! To get you in the proper Halloween spirit, I created a template for Byrne-ing Halloween Postings, honed over the years to […]

The Byrne-ing News, August 2021 Edition

Do you feel that? The first hint of Fall is in the air. Delicious, isn’t it? So, let’s say goodbye to Summer and check out the doings of our favorite Irishman, shall we? As always, we have a heady mix of current news combined with the added spice of previous […]

WAR OF THE WORLDS, Season Two FINALE

Breathless. C’est moi. The final episode of Season Two of Howard Overman’s “grim dark” (I’m stealing this term from a fan of the show on Twitter) homage to the classic story of alien invasion and the human condition by H. G. Wells caught me by surprise and left me truly […]

WAR OF THE WORLDS Season 2 in Canada this October!

I will not gloat because here in the USA we are about to see the finale of Season Two of War of the Worlds on Sunday! This has been a spellbinding season: bleak as ever, and darker too, with more human violence and even more emotion. The complications hinted at […]

WAR OF THE WORLDS, Season Two, Episode 7

The penultimate episode takes us deep into spoiler territory, but I have tried not to reveal too much from this action-and-plot-packed story. Something that we were reasonably sure would happen DID happen, so I don’t think you’ll be too surprised about that. Otherwise, my lips are sealed. Episode 7 brought […]