Author Archives: NFB

Ireland’s Wars: O’Sullivan’s March

This is the second part of what was once a single post, that has since been split-up as part of an editing process. The first part is here. Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare was devastated by the loss and then destruction … Continue reading

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Review: Ant-Man And The Wasp

Ant-Man And The Wasp Trailer Like many others in the summer of 2015, I described Ant-Man as “a breath of fresh air” for the MCU, a back-to-basics tale that stripped away the bombast and over-the-top action of other entries in the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Dunboy

This is the second half of what was originally a single post, that has since been split up as part of a re-editing process. The original is here. Hugh O’Neill had retreated back into Ulster, Hugh Roe was on his last … Continue reading

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The Hobbit, Chapter-By-Chapter: The Gathering Of The Clouds

The destruction of Smaug signalled the end of the books second act, and now we are marching on to the culmination of things. “The Gathering Of The Clouds” is a transitional chapter in a sense, as little true plot progression … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English actually kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of … Continue reading

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Review: Amateur, Set It Up, The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter

Amateur  Trailer 14-year-old basketball prodigy Terron (Michael Rainey Jr) struggles with a learning disability, his fractious home life and the reality that his dreams of making it big in the NBA will probably remain just that. Potential relief comes from … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Siege Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of Kinsale … Continue reading

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