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Apr 22 2015

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: WHAT I WANT TO SEE!

By | April 22nd, 2015|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction|4 Comments

The summer blockbuster season is upon us-- superhero sequels, animated adventures, and crazy comedies. My tastes are somewhat different from your average 14 year old boy, so keep that in mind as you peruse the list below. Here's what I can't wait to see as the summer kicks off in PART I of my Summer Movie Preview: MAY 1: [...]

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 [...]

Jun 13 2014

BEST MOVIES TO SEE NOW: “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS” & “EDGE OF TOMORROW”

By | June 13th, 2014|Action & Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|1 Comment

So many screens-- so little to see. GODZILLA is godawful. And put a big X through X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Coasting on the devotion of diehard fans who remember the back stories, this latest installment suffers from franchise burnout and never breaks a sweat. How about MALEFICENT? What could be better than Angelina Jolie [...]

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 03 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: THE LONE RANGER

By | July 3rd, 2013|Action & Adventure, Family, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

Hi -yo SIL-L-L--VER!! It's the best blockbuster of the summer to date! THE LONE RANGER rides again in a funny, exhilarating, verbally and visually witty action adventure that dares to be beautiful! The movie tells how it all began: Who was that masked man? What's with Tonto? And what does "Kemo Sabe" mean anyway? For those [...]

May 07 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: IRON MAN 3

By | May 7th, 2013|Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|1 Comment

The cheap thrills of summer begin with the noisy, hyperactive and superficially entertaining third installment of IRON MAN 3—which pits Robert Downey Junior’s brash industrialist Tony Stark as the man in the can against a maniac called "The Mandarin."  The third time's not the charm-- but in the words of one of my colleagues-- it [...]

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 [...]