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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.
Apr 18 2024

THEATER NOW: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE/ THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

By |2024-04-19T09:54:39-04:00April 18th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER NOW: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE/ THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

For a good time, head to THE DROWSY CHAPERONE onstage at Lyric Stage!  It's a bubbly brouhaha of hi-jinks and high-stepping hilarity! Yes, I just said that. And it's utterly in keeping with the silly frisson of this absurdly entertaining "show within a show" musical--but with a tinge of blue at its core. The show [...]

Apr 06 2024

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

By |2024-04-18T22:56:23-04:00April 6th, 2024|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|Comments Off on FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF¬† FOCUS FEATURES¬† HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS¬† Wednesday, April 10th, 7pm¬†@ AMC Boston Common LINK TO DOWNLOAD PASSES https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesHFB Synopsis: ‚ÄėHOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS' explores the universal truths of family, encompassing both the bonds we inherit and those we create. The narrative revolves around Dita, who, [...]

Mar 23 2024

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THE GREATEST HITS

By |2024-04-18T22:57:50-04:00March 23rd, 2024|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|Comments Off on FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: THE GREATEST HITS

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES FEATURE "THE GREATEST HITS"! Sunday, April 7th¬†at 7:30 PM at AMC Causeway RSVP HERE for passes: https://searchlightscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesTGH Synopsis: Harriet (Lucy Boynton) finds art imitating life when she discovers certain songs can transport her back in time ‚Äď literally. While she relives [...]

Mar 21 2024

THEATER: THE MINUTES/KING HEDLEY II

By |2024-03-22T10:31:59-04:00March 21st, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: THE MINUTES/KING HEDLEY II

The following are both CRITICS PICKS which indicate shows that the Boston Theater Critics Association (of which I am proud to be president) have especially  recommended while they are still onstage and able to be seen in and around Boston! Photo: Jim Sabitus The first is the greater Boston premiere of a Pulitzer Prize-nominated [...]

Mar 20 2024

THEATER: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

By |2024-03-20T17:24:25-04:00March 20th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

I can't stop thinking about GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY a strange and complex amalgam of music and storytelling. The Tony Award-winning musical now onstage at the Emerson Colonial Theatre features 22 songs by Bob Dylan, is set in Dylan's hometown Duluth, Minnesota but appears to have little to do with the Nobel Laureate's life [...]

Mar 18 2024

THEATER: COST OF LIVING

By |2024-03-18T21:41:49-04:00March 18th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: COST OF LIVING

ON STAGE NOW  in its Boston premiere is 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner COST OF LIVING presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company at The BCA Calderwood. I had NO idea what to expect going forward-- which is how I like it. This show in turn rewarded me by taking me places I had never been before and made [...]

Mar 12 2024

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES

By |2024-04-18T22:57:22-04:00March 12th, 2024|Drama, Epic & Historical, Expired Free Advance Screenings, TV, War|Comments Off on FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES

You are cordially invited to attend a FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of  the first episode of Hulu's new limited series WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES . Landmark Kendall Square Cinema on Wednesday, March 20th at 7pm. Screening will include complimentary popcorn and drinks! RSVP for passes here: https://gofobo.com/OgBXj97049 Each pass is valid entry for 1 person. [...]

Mar 07 2024

THEATER: ANTELOPE PARTY, THIRST, TITANISH, EURYDICE

By |2024-03-08T13:35:30-05:00March 7th, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: ANTELOPE PARTY, THIRST, TITANISH, EURYDICE

It's theater round up time--some hits, some misses. Here's the lay of the land as it looks to me:  Now onstage and presented by Apollinaire Theatre Company known for its excellent and offbeat slate of offerings in a modest space is THE ANTELOPE PARTY. This droll but disturbing and universally resonant play is especially timely [...]

Mar 01 2024

THEATER: JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN, BECOMING A MAN

By |2024-03-08T12:58:34-05:00March 1st, 2024|Theater|Comments Off on THEATER: JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN, BECOMING A MAN

I've just seen 4 plays in 10 days. Here are two of them-- more to come! MUST SEE: JOHN PROCTOR IS THE VILLAIN presented by THE HUNTINGTON at CALDERWOOD/BCA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgU5gm042Ok&t=4s Look out Arthur Miller. Playwright Kimberly Belflower has flipped the script on witches, bitches, and snitches in a crucible of a play about predation, [...]

Feb 28 2024

MOVIE: TO KILL A TIGER

By |2024-02-28T21:45:05-05:00February 28th, 2024|Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

I just watched one of the most well-made and inspiring documentaries to emerge in the last year: TO KILL A TIGER about a father's fight for justice when his 13 year-old daughter is gang raped in their small Indian Village. This Canadian film with Mindy Kaling, Dev Patel, Atul Gawande and Pryanka Chopra among its [...]

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