James Bradshaw

The Irishman is a triumph for its director and actors
8 Nov 2019 | POPCORN |  
tags: Mafia, Martin Scorcese
How does a contract killer live with his crimes?

‘My Father Left Me Ireland’—moving, but out of touch with modern Ireland
24 May 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ireland
An unhealthy obsession with the 1916 rising mars an eloquent Irish-American memoir

Creed II, Rocky and fatherhood
10 Dec 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: boxing, Creed, fatherhood, films, Rocky
Rocky movies are lessons in fortitude. Never give up. Always keep going.

Black 47: Ireland’s Great Hunger comes to the big screen
13 Sep 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: historical drama, Irish Famine
Incredibly, the disastrous mid-19th century Famine has never before been dramatised in film.

All the pro-choice advocacy that’s fit to print
15 Feb 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, fake news, Ireland
There's nothing like abortion to generate fake news, as the Irish press exemplifies.

Unprincipled politics mark another Irish referendum, this time on abortion
2 Feb 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Ireland
A party leader's populist pitch for repeal and its straw-man arguments.

A year of Trump and it’s apocalypse not yet
23 Jan 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: President Trump, US politics
Left-wing hysteria aside, there have been major achievements.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: the soul of Mexico
12 Dec 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Guadalupe, Mexico, Virgin Mary
The iconic and mysterious image changed Mexico forever.

The History of Mexico: an ideological masterpiece
11 Dec 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Marxism, Mexico
Diego Rivera's mural tells a Marxist revolutionary tale.

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