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Jan 11 2021

MOVIES OVERLOOKED: BORAT/DAVID COPPERFIELD/THE CLIMB

By |2021-01-11T18:14:34-04:00January 11th, 2021|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

Happy New Year one and all.  As I write this, I am consumed by so much raw emotion--outrage, disgust, sadness, cautious optimism, disbelief, frustration--that I have hardly been able to focus on writing movie reviews. It's difficult to pull myself away from the nightmare still unfolding. I am holding my breath in the days leading [...]

Dec 05 2020

MOVIES: ANOTHER ROUND, BLACK BEAR, MANK, HILLBILLY ELEGY, HAPPIEST SEASON

By |2020-12-05T16:51:56-04:00December 5th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

A mountain of movies has been piling up in time for year-end OSCAR eligibility. (YES the OSCARS will be delayed till April but will GO ON!) I've singled out a few of the year's best not to be missed, and at least one definitely to be missed, even in a snowstorm or pandemic. Most of [...]

Nov 19 2020

FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING: “HALF BROTHERS”

By |2021-01-18T16:31:39-04:00November 19th, 2020|Comedy, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

You are invited to a FREE Virtual Advance screening of Focus Features film "HALF BROTHERS"        Wednesday, December 2nd @ 7:00PM ET SCREENING DETAILS *Please note this virtual screening will be conducted through TicktBox and you will need to register for an account on the platform, if you don’t already have one, [...]

Oct 09 2020

MOVIE: Bill Murray is “ON THE ROCKS”

By |2020-10-09T16:56:27-04:00October 9th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

There is one reason to see ON THE ROCKS, and that's Bill Murray's flamboyant, slyly funny, and altogether charming performance.  Writer/director Sofia Coppola has once again teamed Murray with a young actress to chart an adventurous emotional course. In 2003's "Lost In Translation" Murray played a lonely movie star adrift in Tokyo who meets Scarlett [...]

Sep 08 2020

MOVIE TIME: TENET/ BILL& TED FACE THE MUSIC

By |2020-09-08T15:47:22-04:00September 8th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

Has filmmaker Christopher Nolan ("Inception," Memento") outsmarted himself? Oh yes he has. His latest and much anticipated TENET is another mind bender of a sci-fi thriller, but its thrills are tempered by the tedium of its method as an end in itself, instead of a means to an end we care about. The result is [...]

Jul 10 2020

MOVIE: “WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES”– A Tale For Our Times

By |2020-07-13T19:59:44-04:00July 10th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals|0 Comments

You are in luck-- a fresh, exhilarating new film opens on YOUR screens this weekend: WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES.  A buzzy hit at Sundance last year, it's the debut feature film by writer/director Makoto Nagahisa and sparkles with inventiveness and style, humor and wisdom, humanity and digital dazzle. It's a fizzy mashup of retro video [...]

Jun 28 2020

MOVIE REVIEW/ “IRRESISTIBLE”

By |2020-06-28T23:39:36-04:00June 28th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

Jon Stewart who left his groundbreaking TV show THE DAILY SHOW 5 years ago to Trevor Noah, is back again in a larger format, but his sights are still laser-focused on the lunacy of the broken system in which we're trapped.  A cross between a movie and a very long joke, IRRESISTIBLE  has a punchline [...]

Jun 13 2020

MOVIE: THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

By |2020-06-15T13:02:17-04:00June 13th, 2020|Comedy, Movies|0 Comments

YES! FINALLY a summer movie--and it's a good one.  "The King of Staten Island" stars that tall gawky SNL cast member who dresses like a 12 year-old, was engaged to Ariana Grande for a minute, and sometimes plays the shallow, slack-jawed pool boy next door you want to rescue. He's been quite open about his [...]

Jun 06 2020

JOYCE’S VIRTUAL CHOICES: Weekend 6/6/20

By |2020-06-06T17:46:06-04:00June 6th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater, Visual ART|0 Comments

Our mourning and awakening continues this weekend as BLACK LIVES MATTER holds center stage. THEATER: From the BOCH CENTER watch this potent, hyper-relevant performance piece called “Ode To The Young Black Man” from the 2016 City Spotlights final showcase, written and performed by program alumnus Alex Drumm! MOVIES: The Coolidge Corner Theatre [...]

May 30 2020

JOYCE’S VIRTUAL CHOICES THIS WEEKEND: 5/29/20

By |2020-05-30T16:33:50-04:00May 30th, 2020|Comedy, Dance, Drama, More A & E, Movies, Music, Musicals, Theater|0 Comments

This is a tough weekend. MINNEAPOLIS looms large and soul searching goes deep as we come to grips with the festering wound that is racism in this country. And so I begin my round-up of virtual diversions with a magnificent piece of theater that gets right to the point and has gone from STAGE TO [...]