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Greta

Film review by Steve Duffy –  A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a…

When Angels Fall

When Angels Fall Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A riveting tale of flightless angels surviving in the wake of a global collapse, When Angels Fall brings French creator and director Raphaëlle Boitel’s spellbinding visual storytelling (no words are uttered throughout) to the stage. Blending circus, dance, and cinema, When Angels Fall is a dystopia…

School of Rock – The Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – School of Rock Based on the 2003 hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK –THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he…

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Film review by Steve Duffy – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part This fantastic sequel reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer…

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams…

Glass

Film review by Steve Duffy – The only reason to see Glass is because of James McAvoy’s incredible performance! From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb…

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie Film review by Steve Duffy – Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm…

Mary Poppins Returns

Film review by Steve Duffy – Marry Poppins Returns The film is set in 1930’s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his…

Green Book

Film review by Steve Duffy – One of my favorite movies of the year! Peter Farrelly breaks away from his lowbrow comedy roots and delivers a road trip for all of us. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class…

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Film review by Steve Duffy – The Grinch: “I know what to do; I’m going to steal their Christmas!” The Grinch may have stolen their Christmas, but you may feel like he stole your time. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos…