Dec 04 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “EMPIRE OF LIGHT”

By |2022-12-04T23:13:48-05:00December 4th, 2022|Drama, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES  "EMPIRE OF LIGHT" Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30 PM at the Coolidge Corner Theatre RSVP HERE: https://searchlightscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesEOL In theaters December, 9th 2022 Synopsis: Set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a compelling and poignant drama about the power of human connection during turbulent [...]

Nov 23 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “SPOILER ALERT: The Hero Dies”

By |2022-11-23T13:05:48-05:00November 23rd, 2022|Comedy, Free Advance Screening, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF FOCUS FEATURES RELEASE: "SPOILER ALERT" Wednesday, November 30th, 7PM @ AMC Boston Common! LINK TO DOWNLOAD TICKETS https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/SPOILERALERTJOYCESHOICES Release dates: In select theaters on Friday, December 2nd, nationwide on Friday, December 16th Running time: 1 hour 52 Rating: PG-13 Director: Michael Showalter Screenwriters: [...]

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 |2022-10-25T22:49:32-04:00October 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 [...]

Oct 18 2022

THEATER: Dracula/Ada And The Engine/The Thin Place/Mr. Swindle’s Peculiarium

By |2022-10-18T13:21:03-04:00October 18th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

Here's what I've seen onstage lately-- let this be a guide and a warning. DRACULA mounted by The Umbrella Stage Company in Concord, is seasonally appropriate with a twist. This version is playwright Kate Hamill's take on Bram Stoker's original which she dubs "A feminist revenge fantasy, really."  I love a little Dracula and some [...]

Oct 05 2022

MOVIES: NOPE/DON’T WORRY DARLING/THE GOOD HOUSE

By |2022-11-29T20:43:01-05:00October 5th, 2022|Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|0 Comments

What a dull summer at the movies. TOP GUN was a rousing entertainment-- just what I wanted to kick off the season. But I was soon disappointed by Jordan Peele's peculiarly flat horror-western-sci-fi mashup NOPE, despite a bunch of interesting ideas that never coalesced. NOPE took us back to the beginnings of film, [...]

Sep 22 2022

THEATRE: “HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING”

By |2022-09-22T17:29:32-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

SPEAKEASY STAGE has just kicked off its season with perhaps the most daring, intelligently written, and eye-opening production onstage right now in progressive theater circles: HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING.  The play is a sharp, densely-written theatrical exploration of conservatism, specifically the rift between old and new Catholic conservatives as they debate the hot topics [...]

Sep 20 2022

THEATER: “SING STREET”

By |2022-09-20T22:06:38-04:00September 20th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

THE HUNTINGTON opened its fall season with the musical "SING STREET" based on the 2016 movie by writer/director John Carney. It's a coming of age story set in 1980's Dublin about a teenage boy who falls for a beautiful mysterious girl who calls herself a "model." So he claims to have a band and then [...]

Sep 05 2022

THEATER: “TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992”

By |2022-09-06T11:58:53-04:00September 5th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 is the magnificent season-opening salvo at The American Repertory Theater! Anna Deavere Smith's astonishing theatrical document captures the fraught history of racism in America, here revised as an ensemble piece and sleekly directed by Taibi Magar. It's hard to imagine that Anna Deveare Smith ever acted all the parts herself, but [...]