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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.
Mar 29 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2”

By |2022-04-08T19:13:21-04:00March 29th, 2022|Animation, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY!! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF "SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2"  Saturday, April 2nd at AMC Boston Common @ 11am EST Please RSVP HERE – seats are provided on a first come, first served basis! Run time: 2 hours 2 minutes Rating: PG Release date: April 8, 2022 DIRECTED BY: Jeff Fowler SCREENPLAY BY: Pat Casey & Josh [...]

Mar 27 2022

THEATER: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND/FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

By |2022-03-27T15:19:28-04:00March 27th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

There's a celebration happening on at least two stages in Boston-- The Emerson Colonial and SpeakEasy Stage and it's just what we need in the shadow of the Ukraine, the pandemic, rising sea levels, and assorted other ills this flesh is heir to. But spring has sprung again and these two shows reinforce joy and [...]

Mar 22 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “YOU WON’T BE ALONE”

By |2022-04-08T19:17:46-04:00March 22nd, 2022|Drama, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! YOU'RE INVITED TO A FREE ADVANCE  SCREENING OF  FOCUS FEATURES RELEASE: "YOU WON'T BE ALONE"! Wednesday, March 30th at 7 PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download tickets to this special advance screening of  "YOU WON'T BE ALONE" please visit: https://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesYWBA YOU WON'T BE ALONE  Synopsis: Set in an isolated mountain [...]

Mar 12 2022

UP AND RUNNING WITH A NEW POST: “WHY WE STILL NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY!”

By |2022-03-12T11:30:24-05:00March 12th, 2022|Documentary, Joyce's Choices, Movies|0 Comments

Over the last 10 days, JoycesChoices was hacked by nefarious operatives who caused a big red DANGER sign to appear-- warning you to stay away! You're safe now--it's fixed, and there's a refreshed site in the offing. But while the site was down, I was up and writing, once again contributing a piece to Women [...]

Feb 25 2022

THEATER: SUMMER/DREAMING ZENZILE

By |2022-02-25T17:04:55-05:00February 25th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

Seeing "SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical" at the Colonial Theatre this week made me long for six more weeks of WINTER.  The show which attempts to tell the story of Boston's own LaDonna Adrian Gaines who became the Queen of Disco, is a fiasco from beginning to end. In addition to limp direction and limper choreography, [...]

Feb 23 2022

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “LUCY AND DESI”

By |2022-03-22T17:52:34-04:00February 23rd, 2022|Documentary, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY! GET PASSES to FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of AMAZON PRIME VIDEO release of "LUCY AND DESI"! Tuesday March 1  7PM Landmark Kendall Square Cinema For the chance to download tickets to this special advance screening of  "Lucy And Desi"  please visit http://amazonscreenings.com/joyceslucyanddesibostonscreening Release date: Exclusively on Prime Video Friday March 4, 2022 MPAA [...]

Feb 15 2022

THEATER: PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS

By |2022-02-16T12:44:03-05:00February 15th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

If anyone doubted that Chekhov could be funny and tragic at the same time, keep your eyes on Marianna Bassham in the opening scene-within-a-scene of "The Seagull" and the actress's hilarious, out of her mind, dazed and confused, wounded deer-in-the-headlights mashup of her character Nina's dialogue before knocking over sets and collapsing on the floor. [...]

Feb 08 2022

MOVIES: OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2022!

By |2022-02-08T19:51:46-05:00February 8th, 2022|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, War, Western|0 Comments

I roused myself at the crack of 8AM this morning, and waded through the annoying byplay of hosts Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) and Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) to hear the announcement of the 94th OSCAR nominations and was happy to see so many of this year's best films and performances recognized by the Academy. [...]

Feb 04 2022

THEATER: THE BLUEST EYE

By |2022-02-08T12:37:32-05:00February 4th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

The title alone--THE BLUEST EYE--suggests the shards of an iris, a lens on a deep dark sea of meaning.  Now, the depth and richness of the Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's language and vision is profoundly illuminated by Lydia R. Diamond's sleek 2005 adaptation of Morrison's first novel and The Huntington's graceful and penetrating production-- [...]

Jan 24 2022

THEATER: MR. PARENT/PRETTY WOMAN

By |2022-01-24T17:45:26-05:00January 24th, 2022|Theater|0 Comments

I recently went to the theater, vaxxed and masked, and saw two productions which couldn't have been more diametrically opposed. One was an honest, affecting, reality-based memoir that shed light on one of the most crucial and challenging issues of our times. The other was a repackaged bundle of cliched claptrap, an embarrassment in motion.  [...]