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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, December 18, 2014

Gena Rowlands and Cheyenne Jackson star in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, the screen adaptation of the popular stage play. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The indie film drama Free the Nipple is a fictional account of the movement to legalize female toplessness across the nation. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy), Eric Idle and John Du Prez's comic oratorio based on Monty Python's 1979 film The Life of Brian, received its NYC premiere at Carnegie Hall Monday night. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Tough Love examines the cases of two parents caught up in the child welfare system. To read my Hollywood Reporter of this film featured at the DOC NYC festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The documentary She's Beautiful When She's Angry chronicles the early years of the women's liberation movement. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Nujoom Al Ghanem's documentary Red, Blue, Yellow chronicles the life and career of her aunt, Emirati artist Najat Makki. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently featured at the Cairo International Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, December 15, 2014

British actor/comedian Jonny Donahoe stars in the one-man Off-Broadway show Every Brilliant Thing, about a young boy's novel response to his mother's suicide attempt. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Poverty Inc. chronicles the causes of the nation's economic inequality. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Friday, December 12, 2014

James Wirt plays the title role of a tortured artist in Jennifer DeLia's debut indie feature Billy Bates. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary The Barefoot Artist profiles the life and work of artist and activist Lily Yeh. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

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