Reviews

Film review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man opens in theaters tonight Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy Based on Eric Lomax’s bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the haunting story of his extraordinary and powerful tale as a tormented prisoner of war. The story recalls the experiences of former Army officer Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British train spotter,…

Film review: Divergent

    Divergent opens in theaters tonight Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy Adapted from Veronica Roth’s blockbuster novel, Divergent is clearly trying to capture the massively successful teen-targeted genre of late. Set in a futuristic post-war Chicago, 16-year old Beatrice (Shailene Woodley), has to decide where her future lies in a five class system…

Review: Cheap Trick at Lynn Auditorium

Review and photos by Blake Maddux — Given that Cheap Trick is in its fifth decade as a musical unit, it is surprising that the band’s commercial heyday lasted from only 1979 to 1982. Between the latter year and 1988, Cheap Trick wandered aimlessly, bereft of the critical and commercial success that they had acquired…

Film Review: Winter’s Tale

  Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy   Winter’s Tale is based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 fantastical romantic novel, and adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter-turned-director Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind). In 1895, when a Russian immigrant couple (Matt Bomer and Lucy Griffiths) are forced to return to Europe due to illness, they set their son adrift…

AAH’s “Charlie Brown” Fantastically Funny

Review by William J. Dowd   While some artists create self-portraits that represent themselves, using whatever medium they work in, in 1950, Charles Schulz, creator of the popular comic strip “Peanuts,” penciled Charlie Brown, a cartoon, Schulz admits, as being a character slightly based off him. Place a photo of Schulz next to a drawing…

AAH, Bourbon Street

A party with Elephant Wrecking Ball, local chefs, local art, raises funds for Arts After Hours’ theatre productions by William Dowd photos by William Dowd and Thary Sun Lim   They came. They saw. They Mardi Gras’d. And what they celebratated was the DTL arts community. One part Arts After Hours theatre benefit and one…