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Ireland’s Wars: The Four Fronts From 1595 To 1597

As 1595 wound down and 1596 began, the Nine Years War continued in its haphazard manner, still yet to evolve into the all or nothing struggle it was later to be defined as. In truth, around this period, the Nine … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: O’Neill’s Declaration And Clontibret

In the aftermath of the victory outside Enniskillen, the combined forces of Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Hugh Maguire swept through northern Connacht, laying waste to all English settlements that they could find, enacting a slaughter that even pro-Irish sources are … Continue reading

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Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 Trailer     My enthusiasm for the “MCU” has been cooling at a steady rate for the last number of entries. They have their strong central performances, the right kind of spectacle and tend … Continue reading

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Review: The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight Trailer There is no past Quintin Tarantino film that I do not like. I might not appreciate Kill Bill as much as others, but I still like it. I might think Jackie Brown is a bit over-rated, … Continue reading

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Review: Joy

Joy Trailer The Oscar-bait train is well and truly chugging along as we look at our first film of the year, from the Russell/Lawrence/Cooper/De Niro team that found previously critical and award success with 2013’s Silver Linings Playbook, a film … Continue reading

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