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  and musings on Theater, Film and Culture (Music,
  Cabaret, Books and more) by veteran arts writer
  and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
  critic Frank Scheck.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Oscar winner Barbara Kopple's latest documentary Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation profiles the venerable left-leaning magazine. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Comedian Adam Carolla plays an embittered stand-up comic forced to toil endless hours on the road in the semi-autobiographial comedy Road Hard. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, starring Anthony Hopkins, recounts the true story of the infamous 1983 kidnapping of the Dutch brewery tycoon. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

Patrick Forbes' documentary The Widowmaker lambasts the medical industry for attempting to suppress an inexpensive test that could prevent countless deaths from heart attacks. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

An unemployed screenwriter attempts to overcome the objections of his girlfriend's tradition-minded Chinese parents in the romantic comedy Anita Ho. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The anthology Remarkable Shades of Gay includes nine gay-themed short films by director William Branden Blinn. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Filmmaker Liz Corfixen delivers a highly personal behind-the-scenes account of her director husband's efforts making Only God Forgives in her documentary My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A family finds itself in peril after moving to a remote South American village in the supernatural thriller Out of the Dark, starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, March 2, 2015

Edy Ganem of Devious Maids plays the dual roles twentysomething slacker and the glamorous star of her favorite telenovela in the identity switching-themed comedy Ana Maria in Novela Land. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

Close encounters of the third kind prove less than benign in the low-budget, sci-fi horror film Ejecta. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

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