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Jan 28 2016

MOVIE: THE FINEST HOURS

By | January 28th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

I love a good storm--and dazzling heroics float my boat. Disney's THE FINEST HOURS satisfies both cravings in a new film which comes at a time of year that generally finds us in the doldrums of the movie release schedule. But this film is a new year's treat. Not only is it well made, but it tells the true story of the most [...]

Jan 15 2016

OSCAR NOMS/SNUBS/SUDDEN DEATHS

By | January 15th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, More A & E, Movies, Music, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller|2 Comments

What an intense week. I cannot write anything else before expressing how heartbroken I was to learn that brilliant actor Alan Rickman and musical icon David Bowie died--both Londoners, both at age 69 of cancer. Bowie was an artistic visionary and sonic adventurer who cut an endlessly original and challenging swathe through the musical landscape. We find him [...]

Dec 18 2015

MOVIES: TOP FIVE OF 2015!

By | December 18th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance|3 Comments

A flurry of fine films has just descended on the big screen in the last few weeks, almost too many to take in; but I did my best and here are my TOP FIVE FILMS of the year, some of which aren't due out until Christmas! 1) THE REVENANT-- A stunning 156 minute saga by award-winning Mexican director Alejandro G. Inarritu (BIRDMAN) starring Leonardo DiCaprio [...]

Dec 06 2015

MOVIE: BOSTON FILM CRITICS GROUPS ANNOUNCE 2015 AWARDS!

By | December 6th, 2015|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|1 Comment

THE CRITICS HAVE SPOKEN!! This weekend, the two Boston film critics groups to which I belong announced their 2015 year end awards! So whose picks are closest to yours? Read all the way to the bottom and see if it's MAD MAX or SPOTLIGHT-- and all the rest. Peruse the results and let me know what you think! The [...]

Nov 01 2015

MOVIE: SUFFRAGETTE

By | November 1st, 2015|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|8 Comments

Switzerland didn't do it until 1971: grant women the right to vote. "Impossible!" you say. Well, it's just one of the astonishing facts revealed in SUFFRAGETTE, a new film about the early struggle of women to win the right to vote. To be heard. To have a say. To be considered worthy of being listened to. To [...]

Sep 28 2015

ENTER TO WIN: THE MET OPERA LIVE ONSCREEN!

By | September 28th, 2015|Drama, Epic & Historical, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Romance, Theater|0 Comments

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN free passes to the Fathom Event’s The Met Series 2015 Live and Encore one night events!  Enter to win by emailing fathomeventsboston@gmail.com with “(Name of production) & JOYCE’S CHOICES” in the subject line.  5 admit 2 winners will be selected and emailed their complimentary passes!  The passes will be valid [...]

Jul 22 2015

MOVIE: WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL 2015

By | July 22nd, 2015|Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War|1 Comment

I know — it’s summer at the movies, but fear not — there is a way to block those brainless blockbusters with more satisfying alternatives: The 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest on Cape Cod, is set to roll for eight days (July 25 to Aug. 1)! We’re talking more than 100 films showcasing [...]

Jul 15 2015

“WOMAN IN GOLD” CONTEST: ENTER TO WIN $100!

By | July 15th, 2015|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

WOMAN IN GOLD is now available on BLU-RAY, DVD, and DIGITAL HD and BetterAfter50.com for whom I also write is running a contest in connection with that release.  CLICK HERE & follow the instructions on the BetterAfter50 website & enter to win a $100 gift card & MORE!! My review of the film below: WOMAN IN GOLD is one [...]

Jan 22 2015

MOVIE: SELMA

By | January 22nd, 2015|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

SELMA puts you there--right in the middle of the racism at the heart of these United States. Many of us lived it in the sixties, in the deep south with its segregated restaurants, hotels, and water fountains, and later, on television where the rest of us watched the local vitriol boil over and onto the world stage as the great [...]

Nov 13 2014

HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE!

By | November 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Musicals, Thriller, War|0 Comments

Will they be holiday hits? Will they win OSCARS? Add these to my Fall Movie Preview list for a complete big screen Holiday Movie Guide! (11/14) THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING He's the English-speaking Einstein--British physicist Stephen Hawking--whose book A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME made us all think we could almost understand the theory of everything. This biopic stars [...]