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The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl lacks an immediacy and vibrancy, as well as a genuine sense of emotional connection.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…


Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Joyce Kulhawik

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 a critic, arts advocate, motivational speaker, and 3X cancer survivor all over New England. Kulhawik is president of the Boston Theater Critics Association, a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Boston Online Film Critics Association. Kulhawik has covered local and national events from Boston and Broadway to Hollywood, reporting live from the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys. Nationally, Kulhawik co-hosted the syndicated movie-review show "Hot Ticket" with Leonard Maltin and was a continuing co-host on "Roger Ebert & The Movies." Joyce has appeared as a movie critic on PBS Boston (WGBH), radio and TV, and WBUR's "The Artery" online. Every year Joyce helps judge Boston's chapter of the 48 Hour Film Fest. She also moonwalks and yodels. Look for her review online at

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