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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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The documentary Food Chains chronicles the plight of migrant farm workers, specifically tomato pickers on Southern Florida. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Carlos Saura's sequel to his 1995 Flamenco features an array of dazzling musical and dance performances by both veteran and younger stars. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of Flamenco Flamenco, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The documentary Monk with a Camera chronicles the spiritual transformation of Nicholas Vreeland, grandson of fashion magazine editor Diana. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

V/H/S Viral is the third entry in the popular found-footage, horror anthology series. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stephen Rea stars in A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations), Sam Shepard's modern-day riff on Sophocles' Greek tragedy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this Off-Broadway production, click here.

Close encounters of the not so friendly kind are depicted in The Vicious Brothers' new horror film Extraterrestrial. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Kyra Sedgwick and Kelsey Grammer are among the stars of Reach Me, a dark comedy about a reclusive self-help author and the myriad characters in his wake. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

Patricia Benoit's debut narrative feature Stones in the Sun depicts the lives of Haitian refugees living in Brooklyn. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Classic Stage Company is presenting a rare revival of Allegro, the 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical that represents one of the legendary composing team's few flops. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Egyptian filmmaker Karim Hanafy's debut feature The Gate of Departure is a poetic meditation on mortality. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film which received its world premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival, click here.

------Frank Scheck

 

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