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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 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 [...]

Apr 17 2017

MOVIE: BOSTON

By | April 17th, 2017|Documentary, Epic & Historical, Movies|1 Comment

In marathon season, after a marathon of coverage including the fictionalized film "Patriots Day" and the documentary play "Finish Line," the latest entry in the reportage of Boston's beloved race comes in first with the last word. My review here reprinted from The ARTery. "Boston" is the first feature length documentary film on [...]

Jan 10 2017

MOVIE: HIDDEN FIGURES/A TRUE STORY HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

By | January 10th, 2017|Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies|1 Comment

HIDDEN FIGURES brings a hidden gem of a true story to the big screen with a top notch cast in a movie that’s not as groundbreaking as the tale it tells—but accomplishes what it sets out to do with verve, humor, warmth and intelligence. “Hidden Figures” adapted from the book by Margot Lee Shetterly will [...]

Dec 14 2016

2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FROM BUR’s THE ARTERY!

By | December 14th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Books, Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Kids, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Theater, Thriller, Visual ART, War, Western|0 Comments

                  If you're still looking for that perfect gift for someone you love who loves the arts, I am passing along this 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, itself a gift from WBUR's The ARTery writers-- and I am proud to be one! This annual gift guide has several stockings full of suggestions in every discipline [...]

Dec 11 2016

BEST MOVIES 2016: BOSTON FILM CRITICS!!!

By | December 11th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Movies|2 Comments

Boston's two film critics' circles (I belong to both) have voted their year end awards! The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) have named "La La Land" starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and directed by Best Director Damien ("Whiplash") Chazelle as BEST PICTURE!  The Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA) has named "Moonlight" BEST PICTURE with Best Ensemble for the magnificent trio [...]

Jun 21 2016

ENTER TO WIN: MET SUMMER ENCORE SERIES AT THE MOVIES

By | June 21st, 2016|Epic & Historical, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Theater|0 Comments

WIN complimentary passes to the Fathom Event: MET SUMMER ENCORE SERIES! Enter to win by e-mailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with (name of the opera event/JOYCE) in the subject line. Please send your full name and e-mail address! 5 admit 2 winners will be selected for each opera and emailed their complimentary passes. Passes will be valid at Showcase Cinemas in Lowell [...]

Mar 11 2016

ENTER TO WIN: MOVIE/BEETHOVEN & BERLIN PHILHARMONIC

By | March 11th, 2016|Epic & Historical, Movies, Music|0 Comments

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN free passes to the Fathom Event's documentary "Living with Beethoven" featuring The Berlin Philharmonic! Enter to win by emailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with “BEETHOVEN – JOYCE’S CHOICES” in the subject line.  5 admit 2 winners will be selected and emailed their complimentary passes. Passes will be valid for the Showcase Cinema De Lux [...]

Feb 25 2016

MOVIES: ROOM/45 YEARS/CAROL/THE DANISH GIRL

By | February 25th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller|3 Comments

THE 2016 OSCARS are upon us and I thought I'd weigh in on a few films I'd been mum on-- in case you were wondering for what and whom to root! ROOM: Nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Adapted Screenplay is a compactly explosive film about a horrifying situation: a young woman kidnapped, impregnated, and kept prisoner by a sexual predator-- and [...]

Feb 23 2016

MOVIE: SEXY SILENTS

By | February 23rd, 2016|Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Uncategorized|2 Comments

It's a quiet time of year for movie releases after the blockbusters of summer and the Oscar contenders of fall. It's the perfect time to think "silents." We can't actually hear them sighing in ecstasy, but it isn't hard to imagine from those shimmering "pictures" what was happening on the "silver screen" back in the early days of film when actual silver was [...]