Feb 03 2023

THEATER: THE ART OF BURNING/MADE IN CHINA 2.0

By |2023-02-03T20:26:04-05:00February 3rd, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

TWO WORLD PREMIERES hit the stage in Boston-- BOTH very much worth seeing. While not perfect, these works live at the edge of what's happening now, reminding us with urgency of what we already know and need to address.   THE ART OF BURNING is onstage now at Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. It's [...]

Jan 31 2023

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “OF AN AGE”

By |2023-01-31T22:47:48-05:00January 31st, 2023|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF FOCUS FEATURES RELEASE "OF AN AGE"  Tuesday, February 15, 7:30pm  Coolidge Corner Theatre LINK TO DOWNLOAD TICKETS: https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/JOYCESCHOICESOFANAGE RELEASE DATE: In select theaters on February 10, 2023 and expanding on February 17, 2023 Running time: 1oo minutes Rating:  R Writer/Director: Goran Stolevski Producers: Kristina [...]

Jan 28 2023

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE”

By |2023-01-28T14:21:21-05:00January 28th, 2023|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF WARNER BOS. PICTURES RELEASE: "MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE" February 8th at 7pm AMC Boston Common  RSVP FOR TICKETS:  https://wbtickets.com/eJBXW21744 30 Pairs!  Seats are assigned on a first come, first serve basis!   Running time: 110 minutes Director: Steven Soderbergh Writer: Reid Carolin [...]

Jan 24 2023

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2023!

By |2023-01-29T17:35:50-05:00January 24th, 2023|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, War|1 Comment

The odds are being calculated and here's who's on top right now! According to AskGamblers, "searches for ‘stream Everything Everywhere All at Once’ exploded 667%, worldwide as of 24th of January 2023 after the Academy Award nominations were released with Everything Everywhere All at Once racking up eleven nominations – more than any other movie [...]

Jan 02 2023

MY TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2022

By |2023-01-03T18:19:26-05:00January 2nd, 2023|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|0 Comments

What a wild and strange year for films. It took forever to find its groove, most of the best films landing in a heap on our doorsteps this fall on their way to being swept into awards season. And there was no one film that critics seemed to coalesce around though several have made it [...]

Dec 20 2022

THEATER: “TORCH SONG”/ “LIFE OF PI”

By |2022-12-21T15:41:24-05:00December 20th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

Two to see as we head into Christmas WEEKEND! Moonbox productions continually grows in stature as a presenter of first-rate productions in a consistently excellent repertoire! This time it's Harvey Fierstein's classic TORCH SONG (Fierstein's 2017 reworked and reduced revival of "Torch Song Trilogy") with a funny, tender performance by Peter Mill as Arnold Beckoff [...]

Dec 08 2022

THEATER: LITTLE WOMEN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL/ LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE SHOP OF HORRORS

By |2022-12-12T00:07:46-05:00December 8th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

'Tis the season to be jolly! From the sacred to the profane, you'll find it all onstage now--with MUSIC!  Hang onto your hot cocoa and here we go.   Head on up to Stoneham to see one of the best productions ever mounted by Greater Boston Stage Company: LITTLE WOMEN The Broadway Musical!  It's Louisa [...]

Nov 21 2022

THEATER: SIX/ THE CHINESE LADY/ THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

By |2022-11-22T10:44:16-05:00November 21st, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

THREE TO SEE ONSTAGE NOW: "SIX The Musical" at the Emerson Colonial Theatre!  I first saw it at the American Repertory Theater in 2019, reviewed it then (read what I said here), and haven't changed my mind about its problems, but this time I enjoyed it more. It's won a pair of Tonys for original [...]

Oct 27 2022

THEATER: JOE TURNER/ENGLISH/SLEEPY HOLLOW

By |2022-11-02T12:10:29-04:00October 27th, 2022|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The theater season is off and running! Here's my take on three productions that kicked the Fall into high gear! The newly renovated Huntington Theatre has returned to its physical home on Huntington Ave and its artistic home with August Wilson's JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE,  the first of his plays produced by the Huntington [...]

Oct 25 2022

MOVIES: BLONDE/ TAR

By |2023-01-01T19:11:00-05:00October 25th, 2022|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

Two towering female performances have recently emerged which I can't get out of my head: Ana De Armas as Marilyn Monroe in BLONDE and Cate Blanchett as a world renowned conductor in TAR. I predict we'll see them both nominated for BEST ACTRESS OSCARS  this season. Their methods and their madnesses are uniquely suited to [...]