Author Archives: NFB

Review: Beckett

Beckett Trailer After choosing to avoid unrest in Athens during their holiday, Beckett (John David Washington) and his girlfriend April (Alicia Vikander) take an impromptu trip into the rural north of Greece, where a tragic car accident leaves April dead. … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #72: Insurrextion 2002

After weeks of the most intense and detailed build-up in wrestling history, it’s time for the big UK blowout. But not really. It’s the 4th May 2002 and we’re in London’s Wembley Arena for WWF Insurrextion! Your main event tonight: … Continue reading

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NFB Re-Watches Battlestar Galactica Season Two: “Sacrifice”

Air Date: 10/02/2006 Director: Reynaldo Villalobos Writer: Anne Cofell Saunders Synopsis: Apollo, Dee and Billy confront the nature of the triangle they are a part of, but a resolution is put on hold when the three are caught up in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Execution Policy

When it comes to the Irish Civil War, there is little more evocative in the popular memory than the provisional government’s formal policy of enacting executions of captured republicans. We have discussed the course of the conventional war, the death … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “What’s Another Year” – Johnny Logan

Is there a bigger non-sporting symbol of national pride than our (at time of writing) role as the most successful Eurovision nation? It’s an accomplishment we all take an unreasonable amount of pleasure in really, but nearly half of it … Continue reading

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Review: Worth

Worth Trailer In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, dispute resolution specialist Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) volunteers to serve as the head of the US government’s effort to assign compensation to the families of those killed or injured. In … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #71: Smackdown (02/05/2002)

Welcome to the go-home for the vital PPV of Insurrection, which I’m sure will get talked about a lot. It’s the 2nd of April (filmed 30th of March) 2002 and we’re in the Mellon Arena of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for episode … Continue reading

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NFB Re-Watches Battlestar Galactica Season Two: “Scar”

Air Date: 03/02/2006 Director: Michael Nankin Writers: David Weddle & Bradley Thompson Synopsis: Haunted the memory of Anders and dealing with a hot-shot pilot gunning for her spot, Starbuck struggles to stay afloat as Galactica’s Vipers are picked off one-by-one … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Lawlor’s Sweep

Having discussed the wider picture of the National Army’s counter-insurgency campaign in the final months of 1922, in this entry I want to take a look at a specific example of what that campaign attempted, and what it was capable … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “21 Years” – Dermot Hegarty

International readers look away, because you probably won’t have a clue what I’m talking about with this one, which is a natural consequence of doing a series on Irish number ones I suppose. It’s Dermot Hegarty, an Irish chart-topping artist … Continue reading

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