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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.
Aug 16 2017

MOVIES/SCREEN GRABS: DUNKIRK, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK

By | August 16th, 2017|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

A few more SCREEN GRABS in the dog days of summer--and none of the following are dogs: DUNKIRK: If you haven't already, see this masterful and intimate experience of the grueling WWII battle when the Nazis had 400,000 Allied troops-- British, French, and Belgian--trapped on the beach at Dunkirk but they never surrendered; [...]

Aug 11 2017

THEATER: “42nd Street”/”Finding Neverland”

By | August 11th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

Two musicals have just descended on the Boston area: one old, one new--each with its ups and downs. Mara Cecilia as PEGGY SAWYER First,"Come and meet those dancing feet/On the avenue I'm taking you to/42ND STREET"--now in Waltham at the REAGLE THEATRE just finishing up its 49th season! This is the final weekend of [...]

Aug 08 2017

MOVIES/”DETROIT”: Agonizing Essential Viewing

By | August 8th, 2017|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

After combing through the listings of franchise-fatigued superheroes now clogging big screens everywhere, I've come up with a list of well-made, challenging, and engrossing films for folks as sick of vacuous action adventure as I am. Over the next few days I'll write about the following films that left me reeling: BABY DRIVER, THE BIG [...]

Aug 05 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE TRIP TO SPAIN”

By | August 5th, 2017|Comedy, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an IFC Films’ release “THE TRIP TO SPAIN”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://tinyurl.com/TripToSpainBos Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE TRIP TO SPAIN” Running Time: 1-hour 55-minutes Rated: Not Yet Rated Opening Date: [...]

Jul 29 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE GLASS CASTLE”

By | July 29th, 2017|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|1 Comment

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Lionsgate release “THE GLASS CASTLE”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/tUGVU25857 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE GLASS CASTLE” Running Time: 127-minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: August 11, 2017 Cast: Brie Larson, [...]

Jul 28 2017

THEATER: Romeo & Juliet/ American Moor

By | July 28th, 2017|Theater|0 Comments

I can always tell when a production hits the sweet spot for me. Words for my reviews start running through my head and I can't stop them. This week there are TWO such productions which you MUST SEE, both Shakespearean-- one a splendid production of his most popular play, and the other a searing one-man [...]

Jul 26 2017

I’m Back with MOVIES:WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

By | July 26th, 2017|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Movies|2 Comments

Happy summer one and all! A pro-LONG-ed bout of pneumonia and a vacation abroad has kept me away from my website for awhile-- but I'm back up to speed with a slew of movies over the next few days and some "must-see" theater to recommend.  Today I begin with the WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL about [...]

Jun 24 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE BEGUILED”

By | June 24th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|1 Comment

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Focus Features release “THE BEGUILED”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit:  http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/XMASF55480 Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “THE BEGUILED” Running Time: 93-minutes Rated: “R” Opening Date: June 30, 2017  Cast: Colin Farrell, [...]

Jun 23 2017

THEATER: FAT PIG/THE EFFECT/DAYS OF ATONEMENT

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

There's almost NOTHING to see at the movies these days except techno-driven retreads of assorted superheroes, smurfs, or humans acting like imbeciles. Unless you've put your brain on ice this summer, your resources are BEST spent on live theater. Here's my take on three onstage right now beginning with THE EFFECT a New England Premiere [...]

Jun 19 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “BABY DRIVER”

By | June 19th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a TriStar Pictures release “BABY DRIVER”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit:  http://www.sonyscreenings.com/WXXAZ73522 Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “BABY DRIVER” Running Time: 1-hour 53-minutes Rated: “R” Opening Date: June 28, 2017  Cast: Ansel [...]