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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 [...]

Jun 10 2013

FREE SCREENING PASSES: “DIRTY WARS”

By | June 10th, 2013|Documentary|2 Comments

HURRY!! FREE SCREENING PASSES for an IFC Film’s upcoming release “DIRTY WARS” THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE TO RESPOND (via “Contact Joyce” on home page) WITH NAME OF FILM, THEIR FULL NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE EMAILED A PASS FOR TWO FOR THE RUN OF THE FILM! “DIRTY WARS” Running Time: 90 Minutes Opening Date:  [...]

Apr 05 2013

WIN TICKETS: “EXHIBITION: GREAT ART ON SCREEN”

By | April 5th, 2013|Documentary, Family, Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Movies, Museums|5 Comments

HURRY! FREE TICKETS for "EXHIBITION: Great Art on Screen" I have 5 pairs of TICKETS for each date listed below. The first 5 people for each date to respond with their FULL NAMES, MAILING ADDRESSES, and EXHIBITION event date (via “Contact Joyce” on the home page) will be notified of a pair of tickets. Tickets will [...]

Feb 16 2013

WIN TICKETS FOR “BOSTON’S FINEST” PREMIERE SCREENING!

By | February 16th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Joyce's Choices, More A & E, Movies|1 Comment

WIN TICKETS TO PREMIERE SCREENING OF "BOSTON'S FINEST" WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20TH! The new TNT SERIES "BOSTON'S FINEST" from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg premieres on Feb 27th 9pm but TNT and XFINITY invite you and a guest to attend the premiere screening on FEBRUARY 20th! For your chance to see BOSTON'S FINEST in Boston on Wednesday February 20, send [...]

Dec 10 2012

BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2012!

By | December 10th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Thriller, Uncategorized, War|0 Comments

We saw. We met. We voted. The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) has just announced its awards for the best films, performances, and technical achievements in 15 major categories for 2012! Topping the list with three awards is director Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY about the ten-year hunt for Osama bin Laden which won BEST [...]

Oct 04 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: HEAD GAMES

By | October 4th, 2012|Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

Tom Brady take notice-- and all those aspiring to play his game. Getting hit in the head repeatedly can kill you--it's a no-brainer, that is, it can literally destroy your brain. From Oscar-nominated HOOP DREAMS director Steve James and Harvard defensive tackle Chris Nowinski  who wrote the book, comes a shocking, powerful, and bluntly effective [...]