Tag Archives: Gabriel Byrne

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – Miller’s Crossing (1990)

From IMDB:
A highly styled ‘genre’ film which can perhaps be seen as a pastiche of all gangster movies. Tom Reagan is the laconic anti-hero of this amoral tale which is also, paradoxically, a look at morals within the criminal underworld of the 1930s. Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. Black humour and shocking violence compete for screen time as we question whether or not Tom, right-hand man of the Irish mob leader, really has a heart. Read More »

David Cronenberg – Spider (2002)

Synopsis
A mentally-disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. Read More »

Alberto Lattuada – Christopher Columbus (1985)

Under the direction of Alberto Lattuada, the film traces with economy and clarity the development of the dream to sail west in order to establish a new route to the riches of the East. Read More »

Barnaby Southcombe – I, Anna (2012)

I, Anna is a highly stylized modern film-noir love story set in a grimly, bleak London. It follows the intersecting lives of an aging woman trying to pick up the threads after a painful divorce and an impossibly sensitive police commissioner tracking a murder case. Loneliness and alienation are the main themes scratched out by penetrating performances from the leads Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne. Read More »