Welcome to Scheck on the Arts
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.
The Antipodes, the latest work by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Flick), is a play about people telling stories about telling stories. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the play featuring Josh Charles, Will Patton and Josh Hamilton, click here.
Oren Jacoby's documentary Shadowman profiles the life and career of troubled 1980s street artist Richard Hambleton. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.
Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon's documentary The Penguin Counters chronicles the efforts of a team of biologists in Antarctica. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
The documentary Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent profiles the highly influential, emotionally tortured celebrity chef. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Matt Tyrneaur's documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City recounts journalist/activist Jane Jacobs' battles against New York City urban planner Robert Moses. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
In the wake of his sexual harrassment scandal, Bill O'Reilly was let go by Fox News today, and the host of the network's highest rated show is hardly leaving with his dignity intact. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.