Tag Archive for Steve Duffy

Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Get your kids a golden ticket to see Willy Wonka, now! Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket…

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…

5 Questions: Jimmy Tingle

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – 5 Questions: Jimmy Tingle The Cambridge, Mass.-born Tingle has a career spanning three decades, as a comedian, writer, actor, activist and entrepreneur. He rose up from the Boston comedy boom of the ‘80s, the scene that spawned Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait and Paula Poundstone.…

5 Questions: Hoops Green of the Harlem Globetrotters

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Hoops Green joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 2017. The now 5-foot-9 guard first started pursuing basketball at age 4. She was introduced to the sport by her older brother who has served as one of her greatest mentors. Hoops has played professionally overseas in the Czech…

5 Questions: Santa Claus

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – 5 Questions: Santa Claus T’was a few weeks before Christmas and all through Lynn, not a creature was stirring, except for some very excited kids all awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus.  With Christmas so close, I was very excited to get an interview with Santa…

5 Questions: John Waters

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Like a damaged St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted, the legendary John Waters hitchhikes into town with a bag full of sticks and stones for the devoted and the damned, spreading yuletide with his critically acclaimed one-man show A John Waters Christmas.   Waters is a…

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…

5 Questions: Sean Anders

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Instant Family is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and his wife as they experience the ups and downs of becoming parents.   SD: Any hesitation on making a film based on your own personal experiences and sharing it with…