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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, October 22, 2014

The documentary A Requiem for Syrian Refugees examines the plight of displaced Syrians living in a North Iraq refugee camp. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The retro private-eye thriller The American Side recently had its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

John Adams' controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer received its Metropolitan Opera premiere in an evening marked by outside protests and disruptions during the performance. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The documentary The Hacker Wars profiles several of the Internet "trolls" who break into government and big business computer networks. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, October 20,2014

Joely Richardson plays the poet Emily Dickinson in the solo play The Belle of Amherst, now being given an Off-Broadway revival. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Unfair: Exposing the IRS attacks the government agency for its alleged corruption and immorality. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Friday, October 17, 2014

The musical spoof Eternity: The Movie depicts the rise and fall of an '80s-era pop duo bearing so small resemblance to Hall & Oates. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Jessica Oreck's experimental doc The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga combines an ancient Slavic fairy tale with scenes of modern-day Eastern Europe. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Aussie performer John R. Waters channels the spirit of the late Beatle in his Off-Broadway tribute show Lennon: Through a Glass Onion. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The documentary Botso profiles Wangang "Botso" Korisheli, a beloved 92-year-old music teacher who survived oppression at the hands of both the Nazis and Soviets during World War II. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

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