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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.
Sep 15 2018

WHAT’S ONSTAGE NOW: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, THE NICETIES, & SPIDER WOMAN,

By | September 15th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

Let's begin with STRAIGHT WHITE MEN-- since most things do. But time's up and now what? That's the question raised by playwright Young Jean Lee in her Broadway hit now having its New England premiere onstage presented by New Rep Theatre. First, I am a fan of another work of Lee's-- "We're Gonna Die" which [...]

Sep 12 2018

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “LIFE ITSELF”

By | September 12th, 2018|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Romance|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of Amazon Studios release  "LIFE ITSELF" Wednesday September 19, 2018  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:   “LIFE ITSELF” Cast:                                  Oscar Isaac, [...]

Sep 09 2018

THE BLACK CLOWN: LANGSTON HUGHES LUSHLY FLESHED OUT ONSTAGE

By | September 9th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

The evening seared my soul: Langston Hughes' poem THE BLACK CLOWN made its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater this week, awesome, painful, and inspiring word made flesh. The piece adapted by performer Davone Tines (who first wowed me in CROSSING) and composer Michael Schachter is a brilliant collage of word, music, and movement, [...]

Sep 03 2018

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “PEPPERMINT”

By | September 3rd, 2018|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an STX release “PEPPERMINT” Wednesday September 5, 2018 6:30 PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:  https://www.peppermint.movie/  “PEPPERMINT” Cast:                                    Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., Juan Pablo Raba Writer:  [...]

Aug 25 2018

MOVIES: BLACKkKLANSMAN & CRAZY RICH ASIANS

By | August 25th, 2018|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller|2 Comments

The dog days of summer feature two movies based on books that require some navigation through PC muddied waters. BLACKkKLANSMAN is Spike Lee's take on the "true" tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, Denzel's son!) the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Force in the early '70's who infiltrates the Ku Klux [...]

Aug 17 2018

FREE ADVANCE SCREENINGS: “OPERATION FINALE”

By | August 17th, 2018|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! TWO FREE ADVANCE SCREENINGS for an MGM release “OPERATION FINALE” Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Somerville (Theatre will be named on your ticket) For the chance to receive two tickets to this screening please visit: http://www.gofobo.com/JoycesChoicesAssemblyRow Or Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 in Boston (Theatre will be named on ticket) For [...]

Aug 13 2018

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “ALPHA”

By | August 13th, 2018|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Studio 8 release “ALPHA” For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/JOYCESCHOICEALPHA Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theatre will be named on your ticket) “ALPHA” Running Time: 96 minutes Rated: PG-13 Opening Date: August 17, 2018 Synopsis: An epic adventure set [...]

Aug 11 2018

MOULIN ROUGE! BREATHTAKING BOSTON WORLD PREMIERE!

By | August 11th, 2018|Theater|9 Comments

I left the show trailing streamers, confetti and what was left of my breath. The world premiere, Broadway-bound musical MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL has just reopened America's oldest and most beautiful theatre, Boston's Emerson Colonial -- and what a rebirth! The show is a no holds barred, dazzling live theatrical reinvention of Baz Luhrman's Oscar-nominated [...]

Jul 12 2018

MOVIES: Rogers, Whitney, & Ruth

By | July 12th, 2018|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies|2 Comments

Once again, I have waded through the summer's action-franchise-superhero swamp to find no new ground broken. "Jurasssic World: Fallen Kingdom" was a fun, velociraptorous romp through a gothic mansion. "Oceans 8" was an entertaining heist with fab female fashion and locations, but a plot full of holes which anchored its all-star female cast to a [...]

Jun 25 2018

THEATER: BORN FOR THIS: ALMOST THERE

By | June 25th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

It's almost ready: BORN FOR THIS/A NEW MUSICAL has just premiered to a standing ovation at The Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, and brought me to my feet with its vitality, soul-searing vocals, and dynamic cast and performances. All it needs is a good kick in the book-- and it's on its way. Center: Loren [...]