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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 [...]

Aug 15 2016

MOVIE: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

By | August 15th, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Musicals, Romance|2 Comments

Hold onto your hats-- and your eardrums-- and prepare to laugh yourself silly!! Meryl Streep does it again, this time in a bravura "comedia-tura" performance as a real life "coloratura-challenged" heiress with a passion for grand opera, but no talent: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Stephen Frears once again turns his attention to a strong female character [...]

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 23 2016

FLICKS 4 CHICKS CONTEST! ENTER NOW!

By | March 23rd, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|3 Comments

                  One day we won't need a FLICKS4CHICKS contest, but you may have perhaps noticed that it keeps raining men at the movies. From macho superheroes and shoot 'em up cop dramas, to frat boy hi-jinks, comedic buddy bromances, and sci-fi adventure films it's mostly men in the drivers' seats, in front of [...]

Mar 16 2016

MOVIE: HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

By | March 16th, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance|3 Comments

Where would we be without two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Sally Field and another of her indelible, quirky, wholly committed, utterly endearing performances? One glimpse of Field in the opening sequence as Doris Miller crying at her mother's funeral, wearing cat eye glasses and a big Minnie Mouse bow wrapped around a towering bun of hair-- and she had me at [...]

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 [...]

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 08 2015

MOVIE: HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT

By | December 8th, 2015|Documentary, Drama, Horror, Movies, Romance, Thriller|2 Comments

When I was 7 years old, my unsuspecting parents took me to the drive-in to see the new Hitchcock film: PSYCHO. To this day, shower curtains creep me out. But my love of movies, and Hitchcock, was sealed forever.  As we enter awards season and critics' groups weigh in on the best cinematic offerings of the year, it’s the perfect time [...]