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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.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A group of young scientists make the mistake of raising the dead in the new low-budget horror film The Lazarus Effect. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Salma Hayak plays a woman fending off an endless series of assassins in the ultra-violent action film Everly. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, February 26,2015

A ragtag group of superheroes protects Brooklyn in the campy new Off-Broadway musical Brooklynite, co-written and directed by Michael Mayer of Spring Awakening and American Idiot fame. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Taylor Lautner of the Twilight films stars in the parkour-themed action thriler Tracers. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Emmy winner Merrit Wever stars in the Off-Broadway drama The Nether, about a dystopian society where people can act out their darkest fantasies online. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Lives of the Saints, an evening of comic one-act plays, arrives courtesy of All in the Timing and Venus in Fur playwright and director John Rando. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Joe Lauro's documentary The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll chronicles the life and career of the legendary music pioneer. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A struggling actress descends into destructive behavior in the indie drama Diamond Tongues, recently screened at the Slamdance Film Festival. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sonia Barrett's documentary The Business of Disease decries the pernicious effects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Dominick Bagnato's mockumenary A Convenient Truth concerns a congressman's unique solution to the energy crisis. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

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