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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.
Jan 23 2020


By |2020-01-23T23:48:45-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Theater|0 Comments

Photo/Nile Scott Studios PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu co-presented by SpeakEasy Stage and the Front Porch Arts Collective is a potent 90 minutes that encapsulates then unleashes a penetrating take on the black experience in America. Stylistically and thematically, PASS OVER takes a cue from Samuel Beckett by way of the old testament. [...]

Jan 05 2020

MY TOP 10 MOVIES 2019– GO TO 11

By |2020-01-07T13:53:10-05:00January 5th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

It was a notably lackluster year for movies. I searched in vain all last spring and most of the summer for something exciting, challenging, beautiful to see. It wasn't until this fall that a tidal wave of smart, absorbing, artful films were released before awards season, and I did my best to stay afloat in [...]

Jan 01 2020


By |2020-01-01T23:44:09-05:00January 1st, 2020|Drama, Family, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

This is my favorite film of 2019 and it opened on Christmas Day, the best gift at the movies I've received all year. I have been walking around with it in my head and heart ever since I saw it at a critics' screening a few weeks ago: LITTLE WOMEN based on Louisa May Alcott's [...]

Dec 31 2019

THEATER: “MOBY DICK” A Whale of Premiere Musical Tale

By |2019-12-31T13:38:36-05:00December 31st, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

The American Repertory Theater's world premiere "musical reckoning" of Melville's masterpiece MOBY DICK is nothing to sneeze at. And yet, that's what I did in the penultimate moments of this 3 1/2 hour magnum opus;  my attempt to stifle a freakish, out of the blue, nasal explosion backfired, and to my utter shock and awe, [...]

Dec 27 2019


By |2020-01-22T11:57:47-05:00December 27th, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF WARNER BROTHERS RELEASE: "JUST MERCY" Monday, January 6 at 7PM at AMC Boston Common To download passes: http://www.wbtickets.com/ATRgo12280 **Please note, seating is first come, first served and not guaranteed. Get there early! Each pass will admit two.**   Director:            Destin Daniel Cretton Writers:             Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew [...]

Dec 20 2019


By |2020-01-22T11:58:47-05:00December 20th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Christmas is being celebrated on other planets, and has special significance on those indiscreetly-named celestial bodies currently being invaded by Ryan Landry's GOLD DUST ORPHANS.  I laughed my ass off, and so will you! If you like silly, bawdy fun in the holiday spirit, then CHRISTMAS ON URANUS is [...]

Dec 18 2019


By |2020-01-22T11:59:09-05:00December 18th, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

URBAN NUTCRACKER Boston is pleased to offer JoycesChoices followers a chance to WIN a Family-4 pack (4 tickets!) to see the City Ballet of Boston production of Urban Nutcracker at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on: FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 at 7pm! The show is SO much fun! More than your usual ballet, URBAN NUTCRACKER celebrates a wildly diverse collage of [...]

Dec 17 2019


By |2020-01-22T11:59:28-05:00December 17th, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE FOX SEARCHLIGHT'S A HIDDEN LIFE AT LANDMARK KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA! ENTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/HiddenLifeLandmark PLEASE NOTE: A select number of winners will be chosen. Entries must be received no later than 11:59 PM on December 18, 2019. Winners will receive their ROE pass in the [...]

Dec 16 2019

2019 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Boston Society of Film Critics/Boston Online Film Critics

By |2019-12-16T21:03:14-05:00December 16th, 2019|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

The critics have spoken-- and women ruled the Boston Society of Film Critics awards! "Little Women," much of it shot in and around Concord and Boston, topped the list of winners at the 39th installment of the BSFC awards, 2019. We gathered all day Sunday, December 15 to vote the best in 15 [...]

Dec 10 2019


By |2020-01-22T11:59:59-05:00December 10th, 2019|Expired Free Advance Screenings|0 Comments

   HURRY! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING for a Universal Pictures’ release “CATS” For the chance to receive two tickets to this screening please visit: https://forms.gle/59Kw4TGqKYzcMMEt6 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Boston (Theatre will be named on your ticket) “CATS” Running Time: 109-minutes Rated: PG Opening Date: December 20, 2019 Cast: James Corden, [...]