Author Archives: NFB

Ireland’s Wars: Ballinalee

The opening days of November 1920 affords us the chance to look at a hither-to unexplored part of the Irish War of Independence. The midlands region of Ireland was one that remained relatively quiet throughout the war, but there was … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #3: Mid-South Wrestling (03/03/1986)

And so, to the vault! It’s Mid-South Wrestling, coming to you from the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion on the 3rd March 1986. After a very 80’s opening title, replete with side-swipes and synth chords straight out of Stranger Things, we join … Continue reading

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Review: Birds Of Prey

Birds Of Prey Trailer It’s taken me a while to get to Birds Of Prey (and I will not be using the rather silly full title, sorry), not through lack of interest per-say, but there just always seemed to be … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1920 British Counter-Offensive

Not too long ago we briefly discussed the starkly divided approaches of the British political leadership when it came to the Irish conflict. The opposing camps – those who wanted to enact harsher military-driven policies, and those who preferred to … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #2: ECW Hardcore TV (20/05/1997)

Onto TV land, and to Paul Heyman’s blood-soaked baby. ECW basically prided itself on being down and dirty when it comes to production values, so before I hit play on this I’m expecting to be confused very quickly. And I … Continue reading

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Review: Becoming

Becoming Trailer Barack Obama is old news, long live Michelle. In the years following their departure from the White House both of the Obama’s have been active enough, releasing books, engaging in philanthropic work and, relevant to this production, making … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The October 31st Attacks And The Siege Of Tralee

October 31st did not have the significance in 1920 that it does today, and few in Ireland that year would have been too worried about the dangers of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. They had more tangible things to be concerned … Continue reading

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