Dec 12 2020

FREE ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING: “GREENLAND”

By |2020-12-12T20:33:35-05:00December 12th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|0 Comments

You are invited to a FREE VIRTUAL ADVANCE SCREENING of  STX Films release "GREENLAND"! Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 PM EST To RSVP  please visit: http://stxtickets.com/GreenlandJC *Please note: Your RSVP does not guarantee you a spot to view the screening. Approximately one hour before the screening starts, you will receive your link to [...]

Dec 10 2020

FREE ADVANCE VIRTUAL SCREENING: “SYLVIE’S LOVE”

By |2020-12-10T12:07:46-05:00December 10th, 2020|Drama, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO a virtual screening of Amazon Studios release  "SYLVIE'S LOVE" on Tuesday, December 15th at 7:00PM. Please click HERE to register.  Approximately one hour before the start time, you will receive a link to access the screening. Space is limited to view the screening, and availability is on a first [...]

Dec 05 2020

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

By |2020-12-05T16:51:56-05:00December 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 30 2020

IT’S ALIVE: A JOLT OF THEATER w/JAMES CORDEN!

By |2020-11-30T14:01:50-05:00November 30th, 2020|Theater|0 Comments

As the pandemic rages over the holidays, we are anchored at home to our screens. And despite plenty to stream (if you are lucky enough to have homes and screens) there has been no live theater. But here's JAMES CORDEN & a few "friends" to the rescue. WATCH THE FOLLOWING SEGMENT from his nightly show [...]

Nov 07 2020

MOVIE: “LET HIM GO”

By |2020-11-08T14:05:12-05:00November 7th, 2020|Drama, Movies, Thriller, Western|0 Comments

I couldn't wait to see Focus Features "LET HIM GO," based on the Larry Watson novel about grandparents who set out to rescue their grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family. I was not disappointed, but here's a warning--the film packs a heart-crushing wallop. Set in the late 50's, "Let Him Go" is a [...]

Oct 23 2020

MOVIES & HAUNTED HOUSES: REBECCA/THE NEST

By |2020-10-23T16:11:53-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Drama, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

For a late October weekend-- two movies whose houses are haunted: REBECCA and THE NEST. I have always loved the original-- Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning gothic masterpiece REBECCA based on Daphne du Maurier's novel about wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) who brings his new wife (Joan Fontaine) home to his sprawling English country estate, [...]

Oct 13 2020

MOVIES: Catching up w/A RAINY AFTERNOON & THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

By |2020-10-13T13:07:45-05:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I'm finally catching up with films that got away from me during the last few weeks.  Here's my take on two out now, beginning with the latest from Woody Allen: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK. The film comes trailing significant baggage. Allen sued Amazon for refusing to release the film in 2019 because of [...]

Oct 09 2020

MOVIE: Bill Murray is “ON THE ROCKS”

By |2020-10-09T16:56:27-05:00October 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 26 2020

ALICE KULHAWIK–MY MOM, R.I.P

By |2020-11-02T17:47:02-05:00September 26th, 2020|Joyce's Choices, Movies, Music, Spontaneous Acts of Joyce, Theater|4 Comments

What a time, what a year. I wanted to let everyone who follows my site know that my mother Alice Kulhawik passed away this week peacefully overnight in her sleep at the age of 92. She died on the solstice, the first day of fall, a time of transition. I saw her just the week [...]

Sep 08 2020

MOVIE TIME: TENET/ BILL& TED FACE THE MUSIC

By |2020-09-08T15:47:22-05:00September 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 [...]