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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 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 [...]

Dec 12 2021

2021 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: The BSFC & BOFCA vote BEST of the YEAR!

By |2021-12-13T00:24:39-05:00December 12th, 2021|Action & Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western|0 Comments

THE BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) of which I have been a proud member since 1981, has once again voted its year- end awards, and it only took us 7 hours, on zoom, with 27 members participating. Since we began gathering in the livingroom of the late great David Brudnoy all those years ago, [...]

Dec 06 2021

MOVIES: THE BEATLES GET BACK/SPENCER/HOUSE OF GUCCI

By |2021-12-06T21:43:52-05:00December 6th, 2021|Documentary, Drama, Movies, Musicals|2 Comments

Some films really stick, and THE BEATLES GET BACK, the three-part "event" directed by Peter Jackson ("The Lord of the Rings") now streaming on Disney+ has seeped into my bones and will stay there forever. Cameras everywhere capture EVERYTHING. In the days and weeks leading up to their final fantastic and at times absurdly funny [...]

Oct 17 2021

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE FRENCH DISPATCH”

By |2021-10-17T20:55:35-04:00October 17th, 2021|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

HURRY! Get passes to  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of THE FRENCH DISPATCH! Starring EVERYBODY! Tuesday, 10/19, 7:00PM at AMC Boston Common To get passes please click on the following link: https://www.searchlightscreenings.com/JoycesChoicesTFD Release Date: 10/22/2021 Runtime: 1h 43m MPAA Rating: R Directed by: Wes Anderson Screenplay by: Wes Anderson Story by: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo [...]

Jul 11 2021

MOVIE: “SUMMER OF SOUL (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

By |2021-07-11T15:02:27-04:00July 11th, 2021|Celebrity Interviews, Documentary, Movies|0 Comments

I have finally seen THE movie of the summer-- and perhaps the year: SUMMER OF SOUL (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). "The Roots" drummer turned filmmaker Questlove has excavated buried treasure and turned it into a divine revelation of a feature documentary. The Harlem Culture Festival took place on 6 nights, [...]

Apr 29 2021

MOVIE: BREWMANCE

By |2021-05-05T17:27:09-04:00April 29th, 2021|Documentary, Family, Movies|0 Comments

BREWMANCE is a tale of a love affair with beer-- but not my father's beer, and Chet and his brothers, my uncles, LOVED beer. They would sit around the backyard at all the family gatherings--barbecues to baptisms--drinking cases of the stuff.  A cousin once drove in from out of state for a family funeral arriving [...]

Apr 21 2021

HEADS UP: “OSCARS” THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!

By |2021-04-21T22:39:52-04:00April 21st, 2021|Documentary, Drama, Family, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

After a two month pandemic-induced delay, the OSCARS will happen this SUNDAY NIGHT April 25 at 8 p.m. (ET/5 p.m. PT) on ABC. The 93rd annual Academy Awards honors all things movies! I have reported live from THE red carpet over the course of 20 years as the A & E Anchor for WBZ-TV (CBS- [...]

Mar 29 2021

MOVIE: “TINA” Now on HBO!

By |2021-03-30T09:03:41-04:00March 29th, 2021|Documentary, Movies, Musicals|1 Comment

I have loved Tina Turner from the first moment I saw her perform. It may have been her very first TV appearance in 1960 on "American Bandstand." I surely saw her one and only appearance with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1970. I had no context for what [...]

Dec 14 2020

2020 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards!

By |2020-12-15T11:37:02-05:00December 14th, 2020|Animation, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Movies, War|0 Comments

This Sunday December 13, the BSFC gathered for a meeting like no other: 7 HOURS on zoom where we applied 2020 hindsight to the hundreds of movies we were able to screen online this past year. We discussed, and kibitzed, and argued and discussed some more as we VOTED our year-end winners in 15 categories. [...]