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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.
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 [...]

Nov 14 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE MENU”

By |2022-11-22T10:47:39-05:00November 14th, 2022|Comedy, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES RELEASE: "THE MENU" ! Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30 PM at AMC Boston Common. RSVP HERE: https://searchlightscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesTHEMENU Synopsis: A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has [...]

Nov 14 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “STRANGE WORLD”

By |2022-11-22T10:48:37-05:00November 14th, 2022|Expired Free Advance Screenings, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF DISNEY  RELEASE: "STRANGE WORLD"! Monday, November 21st at AMC Assembly Row @ 7:00pm. RSVP HERE: https://gofobo.com/lXbav08303 U.S. Release Date:               Nov. 23, 2022 Voice Cast:                              Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu Director:                                   Don Hall Co-Director:     [...]

Nov 07 2022

FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING”

By |2022-11-22T10:49:40-05:00November 7th, 2022|Comedy, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND A FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING OF PRIME VIDEO RELEASE "THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING" ! Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00PM To register to watch the film click here: https://amazonscreenings.com/PEOPLEWEDDINGjoyce Opening: 11/18 (Prime Video) Rating: R Running Time: 100 minutes Directed by Claire Scanlon Written by Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, [...]

Nov 02 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “SHE SAID”

By |2022-11-22T10:50:28-05:00November 2nd, 2022|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES RELEASE¬† "SHE SAID."¬† Screening Details: Tuesday, November 15th - AMC Boston Common 19 ‚Äď 7:00 PM Run Time: 129 minutes Rating: R¬†(Restricted ‚Äď Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult¬†Guardian)¬†for¬†language and descriptions of sexual assault. To claim your passes RSVP Here: https://gofobo.com/mJWpC95120 [...]

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 [...]