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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.
Jul 31 2022

THEATER: “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”

By |2022-08-01T13:54:04-04:00July 31st, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

It's our annual Boston theatrical ritual-- FREE Shakespeare on the Common presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and this summer's production is just what we needed after a year of too much of everything and always something-- so what better time for "Much Ado About Nothing"! Just sit back under the stars with a scoop of [...]

Jul 27 2022

THEATER: “CAN I TOUCH IT?”

By |2022-07-27T15:35:52-04:00July 27th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

You certainly can...not touch it.  And once you see this production of "can i touch it," especially if you have ever posed this and other imposing questions about a Black person's hair, you will understand why not. Company One Theatre presents this 4 person piece about "beauty"-- from beauty supply products and gentrification to who [...]

Jul 25 2022

2 FREE ADVANCE SCREENINGS: “Thirteen Lives” & “Easter Sunday”

By |2022-07-25T14:17:56-04:00July 25th, 2022|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Free Advance Screening, Movies|0 Comments

***HURRY! GET YOUR TIX to TWO Different Free Advance Screenings!! *** FREE ADVANCE SCREENING #1   "THIRTEEN LIVES"  Sunday July 31st, 2:00PM  AMC Boston Common IMAX. To download a pass to "THIRTEEN LIVES"  on Sunday 7/31, 2PM at AMC Boston Common IMAX go to: https://amazonscreenings.com/13livesjoyce'schoices Opening Date: July 29, 2022 In Select Theaters, August 5, [...]

Jul 15 2022

THEATER: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

By |2022-07-16T11:46:53-04:00July 15th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

This week, I witnessed the world premiere, pre-Broadway opening of THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE at the Colonial Theatre and immediately tweeted out:"Holly Holy Sh*t! The new Neil Diamond Musical is a hit!" I don't know if Mr. Diamond would approve of that profane couplet, but it certainly captures my shock and awe [...]

Jul 06 2022

MOVIES: ELVIS, CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH, GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE!

By |2022-07-06T18:35:12-04:00July 6th, 2022|Comedy, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

You don't need my input on the god of thunder, dinosaurs, minions, or yet another retelling of the Spiderman origin story (unless Timothee Chalamet is spinning the web). I do, however, wish to make THREE suggestions for movies that may have escaped your notice and which I hope you check out as soon as possible: [...]

Jun 22 2022

THEATER: THE LIGHT, COMMON GROUND REVISITED, 1776

By |2022-06-27T11:16:49-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

Here's a quick round-up of three plays now onstage in and around Boston! THE LIGHT now on at LYRIC STAGE. This beautifully staged and explosive two-hander is deftly directed by Jacqui Parker who guides her two-person cast through a roller coaster of emotions as they try to navigate a pivotal point in their relationship without [...]

Jun 17 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON”

By |2022-07-06T18:36:40-04:00June 17th, 2022|Animation, Comedy, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF A24 FEATURE "MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON" Wednesday, June 22nd at AMC Boston Common @ 7pm EST *Seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis​* Please RSVP HERE Synopsis: Marcel, a one-inch-tall shell, searches for his family with the help of a documentary filmmaker. Directed by: Dean Fleischer-Camp Written [...]

Jun 10 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH

By |2022-07-06T18:37:25-04:00June 10th, 2022|Comedy, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

HURRY! Free Advance Screening of Apple TV + CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH Wednesday, June 15th at Landmark Kendall Square Cinema @ 7pm EST Complimentary concessions will be offered to attendees! Please RSVP HERE Synopsis: A man who works as a bar mitzvah party host strikes up a unique friendship with a young woman and her [...]

May 29 2022

MOVIE: TOP GUN: MAVERICK

By |2022-05-30T17:46:13-04:00May 29th, 2022|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

Rear Admiral: "The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction." Maverick: "Maybe so, sir. But not today." And therein lies the key to what sets TOP GUN: MAVERICK apart as an action/drama and top flight entertainment destined to be not only one of the best movies of the summer, but also one [...]

May 25 2022

FREE ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING: HUSTLE

By |2022-06-10T16:36:48-04:00May 25th, 2022|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY!! FREE ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING OF NETFLIX MOVIE "HUSTLE"!! Virtual Advance Screening | June 1st, 2022 Please RSVP HERE by 12pm EST on Thursday, May 26. Spots are limited.  Synopsis: When a down-on-his-luck basketball scout finds a potential superstar in Spain, he sets out to prove they both have what it takes to make it in [...]