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Ireland’s Wars: Spring 1922 In Belfast

We have looked at the situation in Northern Ireland from a slightly more general perspective in the early months of 1922, with the new state struggling to define its relationship to the provisional government, and violence being a frequent result. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Collins’ Northern Policy And The Clones Shootout

We have spent a good few entries recently discussing the larger geo-political/military situation in Ireland, between the furor around the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the growing split in the nationalist movement. While all of that was going on, the situation in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ulster In 1921

It has almost become a tired cliche on this site, but I will say it at least one more time: the Irish War of Independence in Ulster is an under-researched and under-noticed thing. In many of the history books and … Continue reading

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Review: Knives Out

Knives Out Trailer It seems somewhat strange to me that it has only been a few years since Rian Johnson went from being a moderately well-known director still in the relatively early part of his career, to being one of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Home Rule And Volunteers

We are now truly entering an era of Irish history commonly identified with the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War. The events we will be discussing were the final steps on the road to those conflicts, … Continue reading

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Review: Spectre

Spectre Trailer Notwithstanding Dublin’s Savoy Cinema’s unfortunate decision to lose their digital copy print and have to delay the start of the film by an hour, it was with great expectation and not a small bit of excitement that I … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Man On The Moon

The Last Man On The Moon Trailer More documentaries at JDIFF! This one was my own personal choice, calling back to a distant time in my life when astronomy was a passion and legends of astronauts were my bag (before … Continue reading

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James Bond Franchise Review

It was after reviewing Skyfall the other week that I got to thinking. I quite like the James Bond movies, but there was a whole bunch of them I hadn’t seen, or at least hadn’t seen in full. I decided … Continue reading

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