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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.
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


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


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


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


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: [...]

Oct 05 2017


By | October 5th, 2017|Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|1 Comment

BLADE RUNNER 2049 continues a tale that asks what it means to be human, but despite being almost an hour longer than the original, is a much more routine experience, building on the first installment without expanding its thematic footprint. The sequel lacks the tension, the mystery, and the emotional resonance of 1982's BLADE RUNNER, but is [...]

Oct 03 2017

TO SEE & NOT TO SEE: Faceless/Warhol Capote/Exit the King/Men On Boats/A Bright Room Called Day

By | October 3rd, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Wondering what TO SEE and NOT TO SEE onstage? Here's my take on what I've seen lately: (L to R): Victor Shopov, Aina Adler, Robert Orzalli, Ashley Risteen (Photo by Richard Hall/Silverline Images) FACELESS: SEE it! This New England premiere by young playwright Selina Fillinger and season opener at Zeitgeist Stage Company is [...]

Sep 19 2017


By | September 19th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

By any measure, "Merrily We Roll Along" the Huntington Theatre Company's season opener is a first rate show with a brilliant cast, directed by Maria Friedman who recreates her smash hit London production with a challenging book by George Furth about luck and choice, and a Sondheim score that sheds light on those murky twists [...]