Tag Archives: Gabriel Byrne

End of Days - *

With Year 2000 fast approaching, you might expect a glut of armageddon films to flood the local theaters. However, for the most part, Hollywood has shown considerable restraint, and focused it’s Y2K angst into time-inspecific supernatural thrillers. However, a few … Continue reading

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Stigmata - *

Stigmata is a tale of two films. One involves a serious criticism of the Catholic Church as an institution that may interfere with true faith. The other is a flashy, MTV-style remake of The Exorcist. Neither one makes much sense, … Continue reading

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The Man in the Iron Mask - * * 1/2*

Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace makes his directoral debut with this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ further adventures of the Three Musketeers. While not as good as his earlier film, The Man in the Iron Mask is entertaining. The three musketeers have, … Continue reading

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Smilla’s Sense of Snow - * * 1/2*

Implausible, but entrancing tale with rich characters, but a weak plotline. Julia Ormond portrays Smilla, a half-Inuit woman living in Denmark. One night she returns home to find that the young boy who lived downstairs is dead, having apparently fallen … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects - * * * 1/2*

Highly entertaining, highly convoluted whodunnit. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Stephen Baldwin and Benicio Del Toro star as five cons who join together after all are picked out for a police lineup. In a series of flashbacks, the film … Continue reading

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