Author Archives: NFB

Ireland’s Wars: The Truce

The Irish War of Independence came to an end, officially speaking, on the 11th July 1921, when a truce that was agreed between representatives of “the Republic” and the British government came into effect. I say “officially speaking” because in … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #25: WCPW World Cup – German Qualifiers

Commentary on the in-ring or mike prowess of those named as part of #SpeakingOut should not be taken as support for them in general. I believe her. Time to get into the second half of this tournament’s preliminary stages. It’s the … Continue reading

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Review: The Trial Of The Chicago 7

The Trial Of The Chicago 7 Trailer Say the words “Aaron Sorkin” and “courtroom drama” and “new” to me, and you have a recipe for seeing an excited movie fan. A Few Good Men remains one of my favourite films … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Castleisland Ambush

We are now on the verge of the War of Independence’s conclusion. The events we discuss today took place literally hours before the truce, that I will discuss next week, came into effect. It is evidence of the ferocity of … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #24: TNA Genesis 2009

Back to the land of Impact! It’s the 11th January 2009 and we’re in the terribly named Bojangles Coliseum of Charlotte, North Carolina for TNA Genesis! Your main event tonight: Booker T, Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner of the Main … Continue reading

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Review: The Boys In The Band (2020)

The Boys In The Band Trailer I had only a very small amount of knowledge of this property, a somewhat famous off-Broadway, then on-Broadway, play from the 1960’s, that was adapted for the screen in 1970. I knew that it … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Bloody Sunday (1921)

The events of this entry, and the events of the next, crossover rather directly with the culmination of the truce negotiations, which form an important backdrop to both. I will come to the truce in a few weeks, but felt … Continue reading

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NFB Watches Wrestling #23: World Class Championship Wrestling (11/12/1982)

Going into the long, long ago with this one. It’s the 11th December 1982 (filmed on the 7th) and we’re in the Sportatorium of Dallas, Texas for an episode of World Class Championship Wrestling! Your main event tonight: King King … Continue reading

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Review: Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes Trailer A new Holmes property! It’s been a while since I was suitably impressed by Ian McKellan’s turn as the famous detective in Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes, and one of the world’s most adaptable franchises will always find … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Carrowkennedy

The war had less than two months to run at the beginning of June 1921, with the process of getting to the point of a truce already well underway. But the actual warfare was continuing, and in certain areas it … Continue reading

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