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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.

Monday, April 27,2015

John Mellencamp recently performed a triumphant, career-spanning concert at the historic Apollo Theatre. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Oscar winner Frances McDormand reunites with the Wooster Group to perform in Early Shaker Spirituals, based on a 1976 recording of 19th-century hymns sung by Shaker women. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll shines a spotlight on the brief era in the country's history when pop music flourished. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Friday, April 24, 2015

Three more of my Hollywood Reporter reviews of films featured in the Tribeca Film Festival:

Adrien Brody plays a troubled psychologist haunted by the ghosts of his past in the supernatural thriller Backtrack . To read my review, click here .

Abigail Disney's documentary The Armor of Light profiles Reverend Rob Schenck, a conservative evangelical minister who has made a public stance for gun control. To read my review, click here .

Two disparate young women form an unlikely friendship in the road trip dramedy Shut Up and Drive . To read my review, click here .

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A violent encounter in the desert leads to a twisted cat-and-mouse game in the thriller Mojave, starring Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

The film drama 1915 concerns a Los Angeles theater troupe attempting to put on a play about the 1915 Armenian Genocide. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Dianna Agron of Glee plays a small-town woman who becomes romantically involved with a free-spirited female drifter in the gritty drama Bare. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently seen at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck


 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Des McAnuff directs Doctor Zhivago, the lavish Broadway musical based on the Boris Pasternak novel that also inspired David Lean's classic 1065 film. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A new babysitter turns out to be seriously emotionally twisted in the B-movie thriller Emelie. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film featured in the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

Sean Penn narrates and executive produces The Human Experiment, a documentary warning about the harmful effects of our constant exposure to untested chemicals. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Here are three of my Hollywood Reporter film reviews from the Tribeca Film Festival:

Ido Mizrahy's documentary GORED profiles Spanish bullfighter Antonio Barrera, known as "the most gored bullfighter in history." To read my review, click here.

Cosima Spender's documentary Palio depicts the behind-the-scenes intrigue of the famous horse race held biannually in the Italian city of Siena. To read my review, click here.

Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet play reunited siblings in Diane Bell's philosophical family drama Bleeding Heart. To read my review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

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