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Jul 20 2015

MOVIE: AMY

By | July 20th, 2015|Documentary, Movies, Musicals|2 Comments

AMY—the searing new documentary about the incandescent, singer songwriter Amy Winehouse is so viscerally and intellectually alive, it’s as if she’s been conjured up again and we’ve had to suffer the loss of her for the first time. The film by award-winning British filmmaker Asif Kapadia gets to the heart and soul, skin and bones [...]

Apr 30 2015

MOVIES: THE AGE OF ADALINE/DIOR AND I

By | April 30th, 2015|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Romance|2 Comments

Here's a double feature at the movies-- you'll love beginning with THE AGE OF ADALINE. The film stars the beautiful Blake Lively as a woman named Adeline Bowman who was born at the beginning of the 20th century and hasn't aged a day since she was 29! Her secret? A car accident during a surprise snowstorm followed by [...]

Mar 22 2015

MOVIE: THE HUNTING GROUND

By | March 22nd, 2015|Documentary, Drama, Movies|1 Comment

THE HUNTING GROUND. The title alone suggests a population served up to predators. This is precisely the circumstance on college campuses all over the country, where, according to this shocking and stirring documentary "1 in 5 women in college is sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators." How [...]

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 [...]