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Review – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer “It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret … Continue reading

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Review: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters Trailer Beyond any of the bullshit that has so unfortunately surrounded this film – and to claim that it has had nothing to do with the all-female leading cast is a terrible mix of childishness and wilful ignorance, and … Continue reading

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Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut Trailer Here’s one that I happened to miss when it popped up in the ADIFF schedule earlier this year, but was still very much interested in seeing. Neither Hitchcock nor Truffaut have ever really been my forte, but I … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Five Factions In 1648

1647 had been a year of cascading disasters for the Confederation of Kilkenny. Following the failed Siege of Dublin, the political divides within the Supreme Council had led to the faltering of the war effort, until both the Leinster and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Dungan’s Hill

The height of summer, 1647, saw the Leinster Army under Thomas Preston, one of the key fighting forces of the Confederation of Kilkenny, poised awkwardly in County Carlow, prepared for a march on Dublin but critically delayed by political infighting … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Parliament On The Rise, Royalists In Retreat

1647 dawned in Ireland. The island had seen five years and two months of warfare, with bitter defeat mixed with glorious triumph. The coming months would see little all out warfare, a sort of calm before the greater storm in … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider-Man

I review movies to discuss them, not recommend them. Spoilers. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) takes on the mantle of…you know what? One of the very problems I’m going to be discussing is the unimportance of an origin story. It’s Spider-Man. … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Hampton Roads

Heading back America side for a battle not decisive for its result but for the effect it had on naval warfare. Name: The Battle of Hampton Roads, sometimes called “the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac” The War: American Civil … Continue reading

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