Reviews

Ready Player One

Film review by Steve Duffy – Ready Player One is based on the 2011 bestseller of the same name that became a cultural phenomenon. In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own…

Pacific Rim Uprising

Film review by Steve Duffy – Set ten years after the first film, John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But…

The Humans

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside…

Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time

Film review by Steve Duffy – Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize…

Waitress

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance…

Black Panther

Film review by Steve Duffy – “Black Panther” follows T’Challa, who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when…

Fifty Shades Freed

Film review by Steve Duffy – Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending…

Hostiles

Film review by Steve Duffy – Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost…

12 Strong

Film review by Steve Duffy – 12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission.  There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern…

The Post

Movie review by Cole Duffy – The Post is an old-fashioned message movie, but one that works really well! Katherine Graham (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) is busy preparing her family company The Washington Post to go public when the New York Times gets the story of a lifetime: a study detailing how the White…