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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.
Mar 11 2019

MORE THEATER: “Romeo And Juliet” / “Endlings”

By | March 11th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Our two great regional theater companies have mounted ambitious productions: Huntington Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET charts a tragic end, while American Repertory Theater's ENDLINGS is an interesting beginning. We all know how Romeo and Juliet end up. The challenge is to find a fresh way to envision this tragedy of star-crossed lovers whose feuding [...]

Mar 04 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE AFTERMATH”

By | March 4th, 2019|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of  "THE AFTERMATH" MONDAY MARCH 18, 2019  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit: “THE AFTERMATH”  Release:  March 22nd (Boston) Directed by: James Kent Screenplay by: Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse and Rhidian Brook Based on the [...]

Feb 23 2019

MY OSCAR PICKS/PREDICTIONS: WHO WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN!

By | February 23rd, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction|0 Comments

OK.  The big night is upon us and it's the wild west out there. Not just the Kevin Hart controversy; the cutting telecast categories controversy; the "only Gaga/Kendrick Lamar can sing" controversy; the "popular" movie category controversy; but also that crazy slate of Best Picture nominees with no front runner! Well, the final ballots are [...]

Feb 22 2019

MUST SEE THEATER NOW: THE LITTLE FOXES

By | February 22nd, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

The Lyric Stage company has gone from THE WOLVES to THE LITTLE FOXES, Lillian Hellman's classic about a ravenous pack of southerners hungry for a business deal that would satiate their need for even greater wealth and power. This melodrama set in the antebellum south is brilliantly helmed by Scott Edmiston, staged on a glorious [...]

Feb 15 2019

ONSTAGE NOW: BEDLAM’S PYGMALION!/GIRLISH/NAT TURNER/ EARTHA MAE

By | February 15th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Women dominate much of what's onstage right now, beginning with George Bernard Shaw's comedy of manners, gender, class, and now-- colonialism and cultural assimilation. PYGMALION has gotten a makeover by New York's brilliant Bedlam theater company by way of Underground Railway Theater at Central Square. It's a crisp, up-to-the minute, vibrant and touching take on a classic. [...]

Jan 30 2019

THEATER: OTHELLO, RAGTIME, THE WOLVES, HEARTLAND, WELL

By | January 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

SO MUCH THEATER OUT THERE NOW! I caught up with five shows while nursing a broken ankle (don't ask) and most of them were worth going the distance. OTHELLO at THE AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER in Cambridge by way of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an update on Shakespeare's tragedy about a noble man of [...]

Jan 22 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD”

By | January 22nd, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings, War|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of filmmaker Peter Jackson's documentary "THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD" Monday January 28, 2019  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:   “THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD”  (running time 99 minutes) Rating:                                                    R for disturbing war images Director:                                                   [...]

Jan 17 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “MISS BALA”

By | January 17th, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of the SONY PICTURES release  "MISS BALA" Wednesday January 30, 2019  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:   “MISS BALA”  (running time 1 HOUR 43 minutes) Rating:                                                    PG-13 for gun violence, sexual and drug content, thematic material, and [...]

Jan 15 2019

THEATER: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS/A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

By | January 15th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There are two new comedies onstage in Boston right now, both entertaining, and well-executed by superb casts, but it was the scripts that gave me pause. The New England premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company was a hit off-broadway and absolutely made me laugh-- and that's about it. What we have [...]