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MOVIE: ARRIVAL/GOOSEBUMPS AND GRANDEUR

MOVIE: ARRIVAL/GOOSEBUMPS AND GRANDEUR

Joyce Kulhawik November 12, 2016 1

Many movies reveal their secrets within the first five minutes, and it’s not until the end that we understand what we have already seen– and know.  When that moment comes in ARRIVAL, it’s like a tsunami in slow

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MOVIE: THE ACCOUNTANT– crunching more than numbers!

MOVIE: THE ACCOUNTANT– crunching more than numbers!

Joyce Kulhawik October 16, 2016 1

Ben Affleck as THE ACCOUNTANT is crunching more than numbers. This is a real departure for the actor as he brings to life an ass-kicking, Asperger’s syndrome, math wiz working his way through an intense labyrinth of secrecy and

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MOVIE: “THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” Is A Pretty Slick Ride.

MOVIE: “THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” Is A Pretty Slick Ride.

Joyce Kulhawik October 13, 2016 0

Movies and plays take most of my time, so I don’t have as much time for books. Thus, “The Girl on the Train” the movie, starring Emily Blunt and based on the runaway best seller by

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MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: DEEP WATER HORIZON/SNOWDEN Have An Ax To Grind

MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: DEEP WATER HORIZON/SNOWDEN Have An Ax To Grind

Joyce Kulhawik October 6, 2016 2

A pair of movies now playing at a cineplex near you wear their agendas on their sleeves: each re-tells a true story, skewers its villains, and brings its audience right up close to the imagined scenes of the action whose outcome we already know.

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MOVIE: JASON BOURNE

MOVIE: JASON BOURNE

Joyce Kulhawik August 4, 2016 2

It was my last best hope for the dull summer movie offerings– and it did not disappoint! JASON BOURNE held me fast from first frame to last. I must admit, the $1.3 billion dollar grossing

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

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

Joyce Kulhawik February 25, 2016 3

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

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OSCAR NOMS/SNUBS/SUDDEN DEATHS

OSCAR NOMS/SNUBS/SUDDEN DEATHS

Joyce Kulhawik January 15, 2016 2

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

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MOVIE: HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT

MOVIE: HITCHCOCK/ TRUFFAUT

Joyce Kulhawik December 8, 2015 2

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

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MOVIE: BOSTON FILM CRITICS GROUPS ANNOUNCE 2015 AWARDS!

MOVIE: BOSTON FILM CRITICS GROUPS ANNOUNCE 2015 AWARDS!

Joyce Kulhawik December 6, 2015 1

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

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THEATER/MOVIE ROUND UP:Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Isango, Steve Jobs, Spectre

THEATER/MOVIE ROUND UP:Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Isango, Steve Jobs, Spectre

Joyce Kulhawik November 19, 2015 1

Here’s the bottom line on some of what I’ve seen lately onstage and onscreen: THEATER                 *This is the last week to see Katori Hall’s SATURDAY NIGHT/

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