Tag Archive for Film

5 Questions: Simon Curtis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –  Simon Curtis began as a theatre director and directed extensively at the Royal Court Theatre London as well as the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Lincoln Centre, New York.  Curtis’ debut film My Week with Marilyn received two Academy Award Nominations and was nominated for three…

Blade Runner 2049

Film review by Steve Duffy – Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former…

5 Questions: Jake Gyllenhaal

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – In this inspiring biopic, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings.  The film follows Jeff’s amazing journey of recovery as he rebuilds his life. SD: What did you know about Jeff Bauman going into the film? JG:…

IT

Film review by Steve Duffy – “IT” is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an…

Atomic Blonde

Film review by Steve Duffy – Atomic Blonde is based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel, The Coldest City. A high-stakes, global, action-thriller, it takes place in the city of Berlin, on the eve of the Wall’s collapse and the shifting of superpower alliances. Charlize Theron portrays Lorraine Broughton, a top-level spy for MI6, who is…

Despicable Me 3

Film review by Steve Duffy – Gru, now an agent for the Anti-Villain League (AVL), manages to foil supervillain Balthazar Bratt’s robbery of the world’s most expensive diamond, but is unable to capture him. Bratt was a former child actor who portrayed a young supervillain in a popular television series before the show was cancelled…

Transformers: The Last Night

Film review by Steve Duffy – Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English…

Cars 3

Film review by Steve Duffy – Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with…

The Mummy

Film review by Steve Duffy – Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle…

Baywatch

Film review by Steve Duffy – Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson), the gung-ho leader of the elite Baywatch lifeguard squad, clashes with new recruit Matt Brody (Zac Efron), a disgraced Olympic swimmer brought in as the new face of the organization. However, when a dead body is recovered from a yacht fire, the two must put…