Author Archives: NFB

Ireland’s Wars: The Magazine Fort And City Hall

How to approach the Easter Rising? I had considered a chronological approach, but in the end discarded this as simply too complicated and hard to follow, jumping from garrison to garrison until the signal of events is lost in the … Continue reading

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Review: Welcome To Marwen

Welcome To Marwen Trailer My last experience with Robert Zemeckis was 2016’s forgettable Allied, and in that review I did posit that he was a director treading water since his brief second peak in the 1990’s. Looking back on his filmography … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Proclamation Of The Irish Republic As A Military Document

We will launch into the Easter Rising properly next week, but today I wanted to spend some time on the iconic document that is inherently tied to the event, and to Irish identity: the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Often … Continue reading

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Perfect Scenes: Jaws

Jaws is an iconic movie on a lot of fronts: for being the real starting point of Stephen Spielberg’s career, for essentially defining what a “summer blockbuster” was and for being the touchstone for movie suspense and tension up to the … Continue reading

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NFB’s Top Ten For The Year (2018)

The years go by, and 2018 was no exception. Please find below my top ten posts of last year. As I said in this post twelve months ago, full-time work and other commitments have limited the amount of time that … Continue reading

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Film Rankings And Awards 2018

The last 12 months is just about done and dusted, and so my review of the year in film, and my pick for 2018’s best. 10. Solo: A Star Wars Story Solo was, pretty much, exactly what I expected. It’s not … Continue reading

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Review: Robin Hood, Unforeseen Consequences, Mortal Engines

Robin Hood Trailer Having spent several years in the army after being conscripted to fight in the Crusades, Robin of Locksley (Taron Egerton) returns home to Nottingham, to find himself presumed dead, his paramour Marian (Eve Hewson) moved on with … Continue reading

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