Reviews

Young Frankenstein

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Halloween comes a little early to the North Shore Music Theatre…. Young Frankenstein is a monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels…

Finding Neverland

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning…… Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration…

Detroit

Portions of Detroit were filmed in Lynn Film review  by Steve Duffy – A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in a multi-day riot. The story is centered on the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of…

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…

Dunkirk

Film review by Steve Duffy – In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of…

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…