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Jan 01 2015

MY TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2014!

By | January 1st, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Theater|7 Comments

 BOYHOOD: Richard Linklater's extraordinary "12 years a film" feat! He directed the same cast over a dozen years and captured the ephemeral truth about one boy's childhood and growing up in a broken home. It's a "meta" experience for filmgoers who watch the actors and the characters they play, age on camera over time, while the boy played by the soulful Ellar Coltrane--expressive and [...]

Dec 07 2014

MOVIES: BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2014

By | December 7th, 2014|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Thriller|4 Comments

Who cares about the OSCARS-- right now. In fact, regional groups like the BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS have been known to have a major influence on which way the wind blows at Oscar time. So listen up fans, cinephiles and Oscar-ites: WE HAVE SPOKEN. We met today at the hippest hotel in town the REVERE HOTEL [...]

Sep 19 2014

TV MOVIE/THE BOOMER LIST on PBS

By | September 19th, 2014|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, More A & E, Movies|0 Comments

We're the generation that went BOOM between 1946 and 1964-- and the noise hasn't stopped since. From Billy Joel to Maria Shriver, Samuel L. Jackson to Rosie O'Donnell and Deepak Chopra, the last of us is turning "50" and PBS is set to air a documentary highlighting 19 famous boomers who've shaped the world! AMERICAN [...]

Aug 17 2014

FREE MOVIE TICKETS: “FINDING FELA”

By | August 17th, 2014|Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! YOU COULD WIN TICKETS to a documentary presented by Knitting Factory Entertainment, OkayAfrica and OkayPlayer: “FINDING FELA” THE FIRST 4 PEOPLE TO RESPOND (via “Contact Joyce” on home page) WITH THEIR FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF A PASS FOR TWO…REDEEMABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE… FOR ANY SHOW DURING THE RUN [...]

Aug 10 2014

BEST MOVIES NOW: LIFE ITSELF

By | August 10th, 2014|Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

The best movie I've seen all summer is LIFE ITSELF, a documentary about one of the most formidable movie critics in history-- and certainly the most famous, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and conqueror of cancer: Roger Ebert. The disease killed him, but Roger won. At the beginning of his memoir, Roger wrote, "I was [...]

Feb 23 2014

MOVIE: TIM’S VERMEER

By | February 23rd, 2014|Documentary, Epic & Historical, Movies|1 Comment

Leave it to a pair of magicians to take the magic out of a great work of art, then raise even deeper questions than they answer. TIM'S VERMEER floored me. It really messed with my head.  Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), known for his extraordinary sense of composition, pristine technique, and light--his canvases seem [...]

Jan 17 2014

OSCAR NOMINATIONS/MY TEN BEST OF THE YEAR

By | January 17th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

The race is ON! Chris "Thor" Hemsworth helped hammer home the 86th Oscar nominations  with Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the results are pretty much as I expected: AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY tied for most nominations--10 each, followed by 12 YEARS A SLAVE with 9! What I'm delighted about? Matthew McConaughey. It's his year [...]

Jul 26 2013

SUMMER MOVIES: BEST (& worst) OF THE REST…

By | July 26th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Joyce's Choices, Kids, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|2 Comments

I've yet to see THE WOLVERINE and believe I am the LONE CRITIC who loved THE LONE RANGER. Here's the best & worst of the rest so far: 20 FEET FROM STARDOM--This revealing, heartbreaking documentary charts the careers, hopes, dreams, disappointments of the back-up singers who literally stand inches away from center stage-the voices behind [...]

Jul 11 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: MAGIC CAMP

By | July 11th, 2013|Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

Among the myriad events in this week's OUTSIDE THE BOX FESTIVAL is small gem of a movie. Do you believe in Magic? Lots of kids do, and there's a place they can go to perfect their prestidigitational inclinations: MAGIC CAMP.  This intimate look into a little-seen world by former aspiring magician turned filmmaker Judd Ehrlich [...]