Feb 22 2019

MUST SEE THEATER NOW: THE LITTLE FOXES

By |2019-02-22T17:17:24-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

The Lyric Stage company has gone from THE WOLVES to THE LITTLE FOXES, Lillian Hellman's classic about a ravenous pack of southerners hungry for a business deal that would satiate their need for even greater wealth and power. This melodrama set in the antebellum south is brilliantly helmed by Scott Edmiston, staged on a glorious [...]

Feb 15 2019

ONSTAGE NOW: BEDLAM’S PYGMALION!/GIRLISH/NAT TURNER/ EARTHA MAE

By |2019-02-15T20:59:21-04:00February 15th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Women dominate much of what's onstage right now, beginning with George Bernard Shaw's comedy of manners, gender, class, and now-- colonialism and cultural assimilation. PYGMALION has gotten a makeover by New York's brilliant Bedlam theater company by way of Underground Railway Theater at Central Square. It's a crisp, up-to-the minute, vibrant and touching take on a classic. [...]

Jan 30 2019

THEATER: OTHELLO, RAGTIME, THE WOLVES, HEARTLAND, WELL

By |2019-01-31T16:57:49-04:00January 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

SO MUCH THEATER OUT THERE NOW! I caught up with five shows while nursing a broken ankle (don't ask) and most of them were worth going the distance. OTHELLO at THE AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER in Cambridge by way of The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is an update on Shakespeare's tragedy about a noble man of [...]

Jan 15 2019

THEATER: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS/A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

By |2019-01-15T16:41:42-04:00January 15th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There are two new comedies onstage in Boston right now, both entertaining, and well-executed by superb casts, but it was the scripts that gave me pause. The New England premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company was a hit off-broadway and absolutely made me laugh-- and that's about it. What we have [...]

Jan 04 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE UPSIDE”

By |2019-01-04T15:06:25-04:00January 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 |2019-05-15T17:41:30-04:00January 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 |2018-12-17T18:09:35-04:00December 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 |2018-12-08T00:19:19-04:00December 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 |2018-12-05T23:30:26-04:00December 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 |2018-12-04T14:07:33-04:00December 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 [...]