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  Welcome to this destination for reviews, news
  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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Classical music star David Garrett plays famed violinist Niccolo Paganini in Bernard Rose's bio-pic The Devil's Violinist. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary The Mask You Live In chronicles the ill effects of society's definition of masculinity on young boys. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The famed British theater company Complicite is presenting Lionboy, their first-ever show for families, at the New Victory Theater. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The documentary The Zionist Idea recounts the history of the modern Zionist movement from the late 19th century to the present day. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The documentary The Outrageous Sophie Tucker recounts the life and career of the famed performer known as the "Last of the Red Hot Mamas." To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a suicidal mental patient in the film drama Veronika Decides to Die, adapted from the best-selling novel by Paulo Coelho. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, January 26, 2015

Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse is presenting the U.S. premiere of Let the Right One In, the National Theatre of Scotland's theatrical adaptation of the 2010 cult hit film about a female teen vampire. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The documentary Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the little-known story of Martha Hill, a pioneering figure in the teaching of modern dance. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, January 23, 2015

The documentary The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer recounts the story of the relationships between  the Nobel Prize-winning author and his "harem full of translators." To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film which opened the New York Jewish Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

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