Jan 04 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE UPSIDE”

By | January 4th, 2019|Comedy, Family, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of the STX release  "THE UPSIDE" Wednesday January 9, 2019  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:   “THE UPSIDE”  (running time 2 hours 6 minutes) Rating:                                                    PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use Cast:                                                          Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies Writers:                                                    Jon Hartmere, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache Director:                                                   [...]

Jan 02 2019

MY FAVE FILMS: 2018 TOP TEN!

By | January 2nd, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Trailers, War, Western|0 Comments

SO many excellent films came out at the 11th hour-- meaning not until FALL  2018 (ridiculously late I might add), that it has taken me until now to see all the good stuff. Here is a list of my TOP TEN favorite films of 2018.  Many of these films allowed us to see ourselves in [...]

Dec 17 2018

2018 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Boston Society of Film Critics/Boston Online Film Critics!

By | December 17th, 2018|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Romance, Trailers|0 Comments

I love this annual marathon meeting-- our 38th-- of the BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS to decide our year end faves! We voted the "Best" in 15 categories topped by our BEST FILM of the year: the stunning IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK written and directed by Barry Jenkins, about a young African American couple in 1970's [...]

Dec 08 2018

WEEKEND ONSTAGE: Best, Bawdiest, Delightful, Musical

By | December 8th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

Here are four recommendations, the best, the bawdiest, most delightful, and thoroughly musical offerings onstage now: beginning with The Huntington's MAN IN THE RING which is simply a masterpiece and  THE BEST PRODUCTION ONSTAGE NOW. This is a profoundly moving, complex, brilliantly performed and conceived bio-drama about fighter Emile Griffiths here played by two actors, [...]

Dec 05 2018

WIN TIX: URBAN NUTCRACKER!

By | December 5th, 2018|Dance, More A & E, Music|0 Comments

URBAN NUTCRACKER Boston is pleased to offer Joyce’s Choices followers a CHANCE TO WIN TIX to one of four Family-4 packs (4 tickets!) to see the City Ballet of Boston production of Urban Nutcracker at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre! WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27 at 7pm! The show is SO much fun! More than your usual ballet, URBAN NUTCRACKER celebrates a wildly [...]

Dec 04 2018

MOVIE: THE FAVOURITE

By | December 4th, 2018|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

It's my favorite film so far this season: THE FAVOURITE, an 18th century biopic about British Queen Anne. A good old-fashioned, period costume drama? No bloody way. It's "Dangerous Liaisons" shot through the looking glass, except that it's "Anne" instead of "Alice," and "les liaisons" are decidedly and historically lesbian. THE FAVOURITE is [...]

Nov 27 2018

FREE HOLIDAY TIX: BOSTON CAMERATA!

By | November 27th, 2018|More A & E, Music|0 Comments

THE BOSTON CAMERATA is pleased to offer four Joyce’s Choices followers A CHANCE TO WIN 2 tickets each to see their holiday concerts in Boston, Newburyport, Lexington, Brookline or Cambridge! December 7-17, 2018!  The Boston Camerata, America's preeminent early music ensemble, brings two celebratory programs to Boston this holiday season: Puer Natus Est: [...]

Nov 08 2018

THEATER DOUBLE FEATURE: MACBETH/EQUIVOCATION

By | November 8th, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

There's one more weekend to catch a terrific tandem production presented by ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT to open its 15th season, a theater double feature: MACBETH and EQUIVOCATION. The first is the bard's blackest tragedy, so violent, pitiless and bleak, its name cannot be uttered in a theater without tempting wicked fate. This production of  "the [...]

Oct 23 2018

THEATER/ “FUN HOME” FINDS A HEARTWARMING LOCAL HOME

By | October 23rd, 2018|Theater|0 Comments

SpeakEasy Stage continues its superb season with a regional premiere and one of the best local productions of a Tony-Award winning musical I've ever seen: FUN HOME. I saw this heartbreaking musical last season in Boston's big Opera House; the voices were stronger, but the intimate setting the show finds onstage at SpeakEasy gives this [...]

Oct 17 2018

THEATER DOUBLE FEATURE: ALL MY SONS/THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD

By | October 17th, 2018|Theater|1 Comment

I just saw a very moving "theater double feature" in one afternoon involving sons and daughters in jeopardy. Boston Playwrights' Theatre just opened its season with "THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD" a new play with an unwieldy title but an ensemble of exceptional young actresses who draw us into the painful emotional centers of their [...]