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Ireland’s Wars: The First Fenian Raid

The Fenian Rebellion of 1867 was a dismal failure in Ireland, and a high-profile escapade in Britain, with little serious success to its name. While nationalist revolutionary politics in Ireland was far from done, it would be fair to say … Continue reading

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Review: The Fundamentals Of Caring

The Fundamentals Of Caring Trailer As I’ve started a new job and am working longer hours than I have for a while, it’s likely enough that in future my film reviews might be shortened up a bit. With that in … Continue reading

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Review: The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake

The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake Trailer A few weeks ago, when Joanie “Chyna” Laurie’s death become known to the public, I took a moment to reflect on the number of pro-wrestlers I had watched at some point during my … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Three)

For the first part, click here. For the second part, click here. Another jarring change introduces us to the third and final act of Michael Collins. The celebrations and soft music of the last scene vanish, and we see a … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Two)

For part one, please click here. The second act of the film begins the morning after the jailbreak of De Valera, as the group of revolutionaries prepares to leave Liverpool to head back to Ireland. The brightness of the day … Continue reading

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The Expendables

There are many explosions in this movie. It’s decent action fare. You don’t watch these movies for plot or acting quality. You watch them to see a man get blown to pieces by an automatic shotgun. That’s what you get … Continue reading

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