April 23, 2007 |
Gabriel Byrne describes his latest movie, "Jindabyne," as "densely layered." It's also unsettling. Set in the mountainous countryside in southwestern Australia, the drama revolves around four male friends on a fishing holiday who come across the dead body of a young Aboriginal woman in the water. Instead of immediately telling the authorities about the body, they tie the woman's leg to a rock, so she won't float down the river, and continue on their trip.
November 20, 2005 |
ON paper, Gabriel Byrne should be happy right now. He's back on Broadway, starring in a play he loves by a playwright he reveres. The production, a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Eugene O'Neill's "A Touch of the Poet," allows him to live at his Brooklyn Heights town house, see his kids regularly and exercise his considerable stage muscles while waiting for the release of two new films he says he's quite proud of.
October 6, 2000 |
Gabriel Byrne and Margaret Conlin are kissing on a couch in front of a camera crew and empty bleachers. In walks their "son," John C. Hensley. They separate. There follows an exchange about who's in trouble and why. The director calls cut, and Byrne sits back, looking breathless and slightly dazed. It will get easier, the dialogue or the blocking or the kiss or all of the above.
August 5, 2009 |
Playing a doctor on TV is one of the oldest roles in the book, but Gabriel Byrne's Emmy-nominated turn as Paul Weston eschews the action of a hospital for the tense, charged silences of a therapist's office on HBO's "In Treatment." In fact, the half-hour drama is brilliant in its apparent simplicity, pairing skillful acting with rich dialogue in tightly drawn scenes that rarely find the characters doing anything more than sitting opposite each other.
January 28, 2008 |
In these strike-plagued days of endless reruns and empty, aching TiVo queues, just about anything new from HBO would be cause for rejoicing. But "In Treatment," a half-hour drama that debuts tonight, is the proverbial manna in the desert. And not just because it's based on a popular Israeli television show. Cleverly conceived, it boasts a star-studded cast (Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Blair Underwood) who achieve, at times, theatrical transcendence.
January 2, 2012 |
When the season finale of the Showtime thriller "Homeland" ran last month, it didn't just cap Claire Danes' triumphant return to series television — it marked the latest milestone for a small country that lately has become an improbable player in Hollywood. "Homeland," which broke Showtime's ratings record for a first-year series finale, is adapted from the Israeli show "Hatufim" (Prisoners of War). It's one of a host of U.S. programs that began life as a Hebrew-language series in this Mediterranean nation of only 8 million people.
August 30, 2013
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting 36 righteous individuals. With Franky G., Jeffrey De Serrano and Donna McKechnie. Written by Joey Dedio and De Serrano. Directed by Eddy Duran. Active Fox Productions 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film A documentary about the birth and rise of the Occupy movement, as captured by more than 100 filmmakers.
June 3, 1997 |
The Irish Times typified the reaction to a weekend statement from new British Prime Minister Tony Blair by giving front-page coverage to Blair's acceptance of British blame for the Irish potato famine 150 years ago--the first such acknowledgment of his country's role in prolonging the famine.
August 7, 1993
The American Cinematheque will hold a special sneak preview screening of the Miramax Irish fable "Into the West" Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Directors Guild Theater, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. The screening of the movie co-starring Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin is part of an ongoing series, "Saturday Matinees for Children and Their Families," co-sponsored by the Cinematheque and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tickets are $6 for the public, $3 for members and children under 12.