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About Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise as an arts critic/advocate, motivational speaker, and cancer crusader. Kulhawik is President of the Boston Theater Critics Association, a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and Boston Online Film Critics Association. Joyce also writes for WBUR's The ARTery and RogerEbert.com.
Dec 10 2017

2017 FILM CRITICS AWARDS:BOSTON SOCIETY FILM CRITICS/BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS!

By | December 10th, 2017|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|0 Comments

It happened this weekend: The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (of which I am a veteran member) met for the 37th time and voted Paul Thomas Anderson's PHANTOM THREAD (which a significant number of critics have not yet seen) starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his ostensible farewell performance as a fictional couturier, the BEST FILM [...]

Dec 04 2017

WIN TICKETS: URBAN NUTCRACKER!!

By | December 4th, 2017|Dance, Joyce's Choices, Music|0 Comments

photo: Peter Paradise URBAN NUTCRACKER Boston is pleased to offer Joyce’s Choices followers A CHANCE TO WIN one of four Family-4 packs (4 tickets!) to see the Tony Williams Ballet Company production of Urban Nutcracker at John Hancock Hall on FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 at 7:30pm!       The show is SO much fun! It's MORE [...]

Dec 01 2017

ONSTAGE NOW: THE COLOR PURPLE/THE 39 STEPS/SHE LOVES ME

By | December 1st, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Here's what to rush out and see now: THE COLOR PURPLE!! WOW. I saw a local production of this several years ago and it left me cold. The production now onstage at the SHUBERT THEATRE is on fire! A jubilant prayer of a musical which won Tonys for best revival of a musical in 2015, [...]

Nov 21 2017

THEATER: “TARTUFFE” A timely tale

By | November 21st, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

"Pious, pompous, puffed up twits" beware: the Huntington Theatre Company's TARTUFFE is a screamingly funny, jubilant debunking of fakery in all its forms! Moliere's 17th century satire anticipated "the Enlightenment" as reason trumps religious pretense in this tale of a hypocritical holy man Tartuffe (actor/comedian Brett Gelman "Stranger Things") who hoodwinks a gentleman and head of [...]

Nov 16 2017

MOVIES:”LADY BIRD” soars above the rest!

By | November 16th, 2017|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Horror, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

I have been beyond bored with movies this season. THOR still dominates the box office and is playing on 3 screens at my local multiplex. Just not excited about the god of thunder or comedy sequels: DADDY'S HOME  2  (second place at the box office) or A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS both featuring intergenerational hi-jinks at [...]

Nov 13 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS”

By | November 13th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Bleeker Street release “THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://tinyurl.com/TWICBoston Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS” Running Time: 104-minutes Rated: “PG” Opening Date: November [...]

Nov 03 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “LAST FLAG FLYING”

By | November 3rd, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|1 Comment

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Lionsgate and Amazon Studios release “LAST FLAG FLYING”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/pBhnl31627 Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket) “LAST FLAG FLYING” Running Time: 2-hours 4-minutes Rated: “R” Opening Date: November 17, [...]

Oct 23 2017

THEATER/ “OLEANNA”: Sexual Harassment Revisited

By | October 23rd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

A fierce and fiery production of "OLEANNA" is now onstage at New Rep Theatre, written by David Mamet and directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue. I remember seeing this explosive kernel of a play in its world premiere in Cambridge in 1992; it starred William H. Macy and Rebecca Pidgeon (Mamet's wife) and was the first [...]

Oct 23 2017

THEATER: A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK

By | October 23rd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

MUST SEE: "A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK." On the night I saw it at the Huntington Theatre's second stage at the Calderwood, the audience wouldn't stop clapping until this killer two-man cast came out to take another bow. Penned by Ken Urban and directed by Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo, this swift and scorching play stars [...]

Oct 12 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “BREATHE”

By | October 12th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Bleeker Street Films’ release “BREATHE”. For your chance to register and receive an admit 2 pass to the advance screening of BREATHE, please click on the link below: http://tinyurl.com/ydgv83nh Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “BREATHE” Running Time: 117-minutes Rated: [...]