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About Joyce Kulhawik

Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), is currently lending her expertise as an arts critic/advocate, motivational speaker, and cancer crusader. Kulhawik is President of the Boston Theater Critics Association, a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, and Boston Online Film Critics Association. Joyce also writes for WBUR's The ARTery and RogerEbert.com.
Nov 19 2020

FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING: “HALF BROTHERS”

By |2020-11-19T17:36:27-05:00November 19th, 2020|Comedy, Family, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

You are invited to a FREE Virtual Advance screening of Focus Features film "HALF BROTHERS"        Wednesday, December 2nd @ 7:00PM ET SCREENING DETAILS *Please note this virtual screening will be conducted through TicktBox and you will need to register for an account on the platform, if you don’t already have one, [...]

Nov 07 2020

MOVIE: “LET HIM GO”

By |2020-11-08T14:05:12-05:00November 7th, 2020|Drama, Movies, Thriller, Western|0 Comments

I couldn't wait to see Focus Features "LET HIM GO," based on the Larry Watson novel about grandparents who set out to rescue their grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family. I was not disappointed, but here's a warning--the film packs a heart-crushing wallop. Set in the late 50's, "Let Him Go" is a [...]

Oct 26 2020

ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING: “LET HIM GO”

By |2020-11-10T18:08:52-05:00October 26th, 2020|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

You're invited to a FREE ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING of Focus Features upcoming film: "LET HIM GO" starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane on Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00PM ET. RSVP instructions:    *Please note this virtual screening will be conducted through TicktBox and you will need to register for an account on the [...]

Oct 23 2020

MOVIES & HAUNTED HOUSES: REBECCA/THE NEST

By |2020-10-23T16:11:53-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Drama, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

For a late October weekend-- two movies whose houses are haunted: REBECCA and THE NEST. I have always loved the original-- Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning gothic masterpiece REBECCA based on Daphne du Maurier's novel about wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) who brings his new wife (Joan Fontaine) home to his sprawling English country estate, [...]

Oct 13 2020

MOVIES: Catching up w/A RAINY AFTERNOON & THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

By |2020-10-13T13:07:45-05:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I'm finally catching up with films that got away from me during the last few weeks.  Here's my take on two out now, beginning with the latest from Woody Allen: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK. The film comes trailing significant baggage. Allen sued Amazon for refusing to release the film in 2019 because of [...]

Oct 09 2020

MOVIE: Bill Murray is “ON THE ROCKS”

By |2020-10-09T16:56:27-05:00October 9th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

There is one reason to see ON THE ROCKS, and that's Bill Murray's flamboyant, slyly funny, and altogether charming performance.  Writer/director Sofia Coppola has once again teamed Murray with a young actress to chart an adventurous emotional course. In 2003's "Lost In Translation" Murray played a lonely movie star adrift in Tokyo who meets Scarlett [...]

Sep 26 2020

ALICE KULHAWIK–MY MOM, R.I.P

By |2020-11-02T17:47:02-05:00September 26th, 2020|Joyce's Choices, Movies, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|4 Comments

What a time, what a year. I wanted to let everyone who follows my site know that my mother Alice Kulhawik passed away this week peacefully overnight in her sleep at the age of 92. She died on the solstice, the first day of fall, a time of transition. I saw her just the week [...]

Sep 15 2020

FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING: “The Way I See It”

By |2020-10-26T12:42:31-05:00September 15th, 2020|Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

I've seen this film and I loved it and invite you to click on the link below to access a FREE VIRTUAL screening of Focus Features and MSNBC FILMS:  THE WAY I SEE IT on Thursday, September 17th @ 7pm ET This film begins with what Official White House Photographer Pete Souza saw [...]

Sep 08 2020

MOVIE TIME: TENET/ BILL& TED FACE THE MUSIC

By |2020-09-08T15:47:22-05:00September 8th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

Has filmmaker Christopher Nolan ("Inception," Memento") outsmarted himself? Oh yes he has. His latest and much anticipated TENET is another mind bender of a sci-fi thriller, but its thrills are tempered by the tedium of its method as an end in itself, instead of a means to an end we care about. The result is [...]

Sep 05 2020

LABOR DAY WEEKEND MOVIES CONTINUE: MULAN

By |2020-09-06T00:00:47-05:00September 5th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

MULAN just opened virtually and it's too bad you can't see this on the big screen. It's an expansively shot and handsomely choreographed epic adventure that will inspire all the women (and the men I hope) in your household; it inspires me still, and I know the story well. Disney's original animated version came out [...]