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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.
Dec 08 2023

THE CULTURE SHOW: THE BAND’S VISIT, THE HEART SELLERS, THE ROCKY MENORAH CHRISTMAS SHOW

By |2023-12-08T12:43:47-05:00December 8th, 2023|Joyce's Choices, Music, Theater|Comments Off on THE CULTURE SHOW: THE BAND’S VISIT, THE HEART SELLERS, THE ROCKY MENORAH CHRISTMAS SHOW

Something really exciting has happened on the arts and culture scene! A new radio show hosted by GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen debuted this week: THE CULTURE SHOW on GBH 89.7 from 2-3PM every day following Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Tune in daily for an hour of wide-ranging conversations on the [...]

Dec 04 2023

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: WONKA

By |2023-12-04T19:22:12-05:00December 4th, 2023|Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Free Advance Screening, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF WARNER BROS. RELEASE: "WONKA"! Screening info: Tuesday, December 12th/ AMC Assembly Row /7pm Somerville, MA  RSVP FOR TICKETS: http://wbtickets.com/kfbcy78107 SYNOPSIS: Based on the extraordinary, iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of the best-selling children’s books of [...]

Dec 01 2023

THEATER/MOVIE ROUND UP: THE HEART SELLERS/CHICAGO/ THE HOLDOVERS

By |2023-12-01T19:44:51-05:00December 1st, 2023|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This is a BUSY time for theater and award-worthy movie releases --and I've seen a lot lately. Here's a roundup of my take on some of the latest! MUST SEE: The New England premiere of THE HEART SELLERS! The Huntington has done it again. This funny and moving new play by Lloyd Suh (who also [...]

Nov 21 2023

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: MIGRATION

By |2023-11-21T18:06:11-05:00November 21st, 2023|Animation, Free Advance Screening, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANIMATED RELEASE: "MIGRATION"! Saturday, December 16th at 11:00 AM at AMC Boston Common 19. RSVP for passes here: http://gofobo.com/gpDif53939 MIGRATION is in theaters December 22nd Facebook | Instagram | X | Tik Tok | Website Synopsis The Mallard family is in [...]

Nov 17 2023

THEATER: THE BAND’S VISIT

By |2023-11-19T00:22:11-05:00November 17th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

THE BAND'S VISIT is a profoundly beautiful production by two of Boston’s best companies. It goes where only the arts and theater can go—straight to the heart of what unites us. This is "must-see" theater for everyone at this time in our world. A co-production by The Huntington where it was performed, and SpeakEasy Stage, [...]

Nov 07 2023

THEATER: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

By |2023-11-08T11:36:05-05:00November 7th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

Actors' Shakespeare Project production of HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE  has earned a Boston Theater Critic's Pick and rattled me to my core. This is one of the very best productions I have seen all year. Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is brilliantly structured, slowly but surely gathering momentum as it takes us back to [...]

Nov 01 2023

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: TROLLS BAND TOGETHER

By |2023-11-07T21:11:40-05:00November 1st, 2023|Animation, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Kids, Movies, Trailers|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES RELEASE TROLLS BAND TOGETHER! Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 AM at AMC Boston Common 19 RSVP here: http://gofobo.com/Zfggu42896 Synopsis After two films of true friendship and relentless flirting, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) are now officially, finally, a couple [...]

Oct 24 2023

MOVIE: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

By |2023-10-24T09:52:11-04:00October 24th, 2023|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Western|0 Comments

What's most extraordinary about KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is not that it was made by the masterful Martin Scorsese who began bringing it into focus pre-pandemic. Nor that it features one of Leonardo DiCaprio's most subtly communicative performances in a career of compelling, wildly varied, and complex roles. Or that it delivers a central [...]

Oct 19 2023

THEATER: THE ADDAMS FAMILY/MR SWINDLE’S TRAVELING PECULIARIUM

By |2023-10-19T16:08:40-04:00October 19th, 2023|Theater|0 Comments

I must say, I'm not crazy about THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical, despite adoring the TV show based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. I was mad about Carolyn Jones as the slender, pale-faced, black-haired Morticia (I once dressed as Morticia for Hallowe'en) and John Astin as Gomez, her googly-eyed, Romeo of a husband. [...]