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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, May 5, 2016

Rama Rau's documentary League of Exotique Dancers profiles several veteran burlesque stars as they prepare to reprise their acts at Las Vegas' Burlesque Hall of Fame. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film given its world premiere at Toronto's Hot Docs festival, click here.

An elderly Cuban writer ruminates about his past after the death of a former lover in Sin Alas (Without Wings), Ben Chace's dreamlike experimental feature film shot in Havana. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jonathan Pryce plays an elderly Jewish baker who forms an unlikely bond with his Muslim immigrant apprentice in Dough. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary The Legacy of Frida Kahlo chronicles acclaimed Japanese photographer Miyako Ishiuchi's efforts shooting the personal belongings of artist Frida Kahlo that have gone unseen for 58 years. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film seen at Toronto's Hot Docs festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Treat Williams plays a politician embroiled in a public relations scandal in The Congressman, scripted and co-directed by former New York Representative Robert J. Mrazek. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, May 2, 2016

A technology-obsessed couple is forced to cope without their devices in the NYC-set comedy 3rd Street Blackout. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Friday, April 29, 2016

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, about the real-life friendship between Hemingway and a young journalist, was the first Hollywood film to shoot on the island since the 1959 revolution. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Eva Hesse recounts the life and career of the post-minimalist artist who died of a train tumor at age 34. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

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