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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.
Feb 09 2018

FROM THEIR LIPS TO OUR EARS: HEAR WORD!

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

Photo:Gretjen Helene Photography It is an expression of pure, justifiable rage and a call to arms from half a world away: HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True is viscerally alive onstage at the American Repertory Theater and will shake you into action. Based on the testimony of Nigerian women and woven into a [...]

Feb 02 2018

LOVE ADDS UP ONSTAGE: BAD DATES/PROOF/SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

By | February 2nd, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Love is adding up on stages around town-- here are my calculations: BAD DATES: The Huntington Theatre Company has revived one of its most popular shows ever, which had its premiere there 15 years ago: Theresa Rebeck's one-woman show about a woman cataloguing her harrowing and hilarious romantic excursions! BAD DATES was a great date [...]

Jan 30 2018

NO HYPE: BEST THING ONSTAGE NOW. “HYPE MAN: A BREAK BEAT PLAY”

By | January 30th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

COMPANY ONE THEATRE is in top form as it opens its 19th season with a thrilling 75 minute world premiere: HYPE MAN at the BCA PLAZA. Playwright Idris Goodwin ("How We Got On") delivers another in his cycle of break beat plays, this one a fresh, bold wholly engrossing musical that uncoils the tensions social, [...]

Jan 29 2018

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE 15:17 TO PARIS”

By | January 29th, 2018|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Warner Brothers Pictures release “THE 15:17 TO PARIS”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please go to:  http://www.wbtickets.com/pjHyj87627 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket)  “THE 15:17 TO PARIS” Running Time: 94 minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening Date: February [...]

Jan 23 2018

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2018!

By | January 23rd, 2018|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|0 Comments

In one of the more entertaining Oscar nomination ceremonies in recent memory, Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish announced the nominations for the 90th Annual OSCARS this morning from California. THE SHAPE OF WATER lead with 13 nominations. By my calculation, there were a few flubs, snubs, & surprises: --Spielberg was snubbed as Best Director for [...]

Jan 20 2018

MOVIES:PHANTOM THREAD/THE POST/I,TONYA

By | January 20th, 2018|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

If only PHANTOM THREAD had been based on real life couture god Charles James. At least the clothes would have been beautiful. Here Daniel Day-Lewis as designer Reynolds Woodcock spends the entire movie needling his seamstresses as they sweat over what look like aproned doilies and lumpy Halloween costumes. OK. A few of [...]

Dec 29 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “PADDINGTON 2”

By | December 29th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|1 Comment

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Warner Brothers Pictures’ release “PADDINGTON 2” For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please go to: http://www.wbtickets.com/oEEQS64996 Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Somerville (Theater will be named on your ticket) “PADDINGTON 2” Running Time: 104-minutes Rated: “PG” Opening Date: January 12, 2018 Cast: Hugh [...]

Dec 23 2017

MOVIES/YUMMY&CRUMMY: STAR WARS/THE GREATEST SHOWMAN/THE SHAPE OF WATER/WONDER WHEEL

By | December 23rd, 2017|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Trailers|0 Comments

They didn't make my Five Fave Films of 2017 so far, nor are they all the Boston area Film Critics choices, but here’s another batch of films, like cookies for the holidays-- yummy & crummy; some to be savored, some to be consumed guiltily in the dark, and some cookies, well, should be tossed.  [...]

Dec 18 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “MOLLY’S GAME”

By | December 18th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for an STX Entertainment release “MOLLY’S GAME."   For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening in BOSTON on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM (Theater will be named on your ticket) VISIT: http://stxtickets.com/zJxjw91186 Details: “MOLLY’S GAME” Running Time: 140-minutes Rated: “R” Opening Date: December 25, 2017 Cast:  Jessica Chastain, [...]

Dec 16 2017

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”

By | December 16th, 2017|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Columbia Pictures' release “JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE”. For the chance to receive two tickets to the screening please visit: http://www.sonyscreenings.com/RSaSq78658 Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theater will be named on your ticket) “JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” Running Time: 2-hours and 2-minutes Rated: “PG-13” Opening [...]