Sep 14 2021

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “DEAR EVAN HANSEN”

By |2021-09-14T14:33:48-04:00September 14th, 2021|Free Advance Screening, Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

HURRY! GET FREE TIX TO ADVANCE SCREENING OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES RELEASE: "DEAR EVAN HANSEN"! SEPTEMBER 21 at 7 PM @ AMC Boston Common For the chance to download tickets to this special advance screening of  DEAR EVAN HANSEN please visit: http://gofobo.com/JoycesChoicesDEH   Release Date: In Theaters September 24, 2021 Running time: 2h 17min [...]

Sep 10 2021

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “BLUE BAYOU”

By |2021-09-10T12:02:26-04:00September 10th, 2021|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! GET TIX TO FREE ADVANCE SCREENING to FOCUS FEATURES RELEASE "BLUE BAYOU"! Wednesday, September 15th, 7:00 PM @ AMC Boston Common For the chance to download tickets to this special advance screening of BLUE BAYOU please visit: http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesBB Running Time: 117 minutes Genre:  Drama MPAA Rating: R Release Date: 9/17/2021 Director/Writer: Justin [...]

Sep 08 2021

MOVIES: “WHO YOU THINK I AM”

By |2021-09-08T19:12:56-04:00September 8th, 2021|Drama, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

Get ready for a terrific psychological thriller, a 2019 French film now in theaters: WHO YOU THINK I AM starring iconic French megastar Juliette Binoche. I have no idea who she is in real life, though I have interviewed her several times over several decades and countless films.  I think she must be the hardest [...]

Sep 04 2021

THEATER: “HURRICANE DIANE”

By |2021-09-05T20:53:27-04:00September 4th, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

She had me at "I have returned and it begins!" The opening salvo of the Huntington production of HURRICANE DIANE couldn't be more spot-on. Not only is it the first production of the Huntington's 40th season, but the first inside any Boston theater since spring 2020 when the world as we knew it shut down. [...]

Aug 10 2021

THEATER: “SEARED”

By |2021-08-10T10:44:26-04:00August 10th, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

You gotta love a play whose opening line is "Where's the fennel?" and whose climax turns on a signature dish of scallops. This foodie/theater critic just ate it up. "SEARED" is the Gloucester Stage's third production outdoors at the Windhover Performing Arts Center, a collection of rustic cabins and a stage set under a canopy [...]

Aug 02 2021

THEATER: THE TEMPEST

By |2021-08-07T12:01:07-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Theater|0 Comments

What could be more fitting for this summer's FREE annual Commonwealth Shakespeare production on the common, than THE TEMPEST? In a season of storms: climatic, pandemic, and politic, and their cross currents: moral ambiguity, familial friction, and racial strife, the brilliant John Douglas Thompson and company deliver a masterpiece of rough magic and earthy wisdom [...]

Jul 11 2021

MOVIE: “SUMMER OF SOUL (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

By |2021-07-11T15:02:27-04:00July 11th, 2021|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

I have finally seen THE movie of the summer-- and perhaps the year: SUMMER OF SOUL (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). "The Roots" drummer turned filmmaker Questlove has excavated buried treasure and turned it into a divine revelation of a feature documentary. The Harlem Culture Festival took place on 6 nights, [...]

Jul 07 2021

MOVIE: THE TOMORROW WAR

By |2021-07-07T17:01:27-04:00July 7th, 2021|Action & Adventure, Family, Movies, Science Fiction, War|0 Comments

It's as snappy as a bunch of legos, and directed by the guy who gave us THE LEGO MOVIE, Chris McKay, here in his live-action directorial debut. But he hasn't quite figured out the connective tissue that holds human characters together, nor a live-action feature which is its own kind of organism. What we've got [...]

Jun 19 2021

MOVIE: Guest review of “IN THE HEIGHTS”

By |2021-06-19T11:00:43-04:00June 19th, 2021|Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

A critic's job is never done. I am always trying to learn more and deliver ever more nuanced reviews of the work I see. As a white critic, I am always trying to see beyond the lens of my whiteness. In reviewing IN THE HEIGHTS I didn't understand the lack of representation of Afro-Latino characters [...]

Jun 15 2021

MOVIE: “In The Heights”

By |2021-06-16T09:44:15-04:00June 15th, 2021|Movies, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

Seven years before the Pulitzer Prize-winning global phenomenon that is HAMILTON opened on Broadway in 2015 and blew the roof off staged musicals forever, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Broadway musical the Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS opened in the same theater in 2008. Now, like "Hamilton," it's also a movie, a glorious movie more powerful [...]