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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, October 24, 2014

A group of teens attempt to contact the spirit of their late friend in Ouija, based on the classic board game. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The sci-fi thriller Listening explores the dangerous ramifications of mental telepathy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film which recently premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Buster Poindexter, the lounge lizard alter-ego of famed rocker David Johansen, is currently tearing things up at the elegant Cafe Carlyle. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The Fortress of Solitude, the new Off-Broadway musical by playwright Itamar Moses and composer Michael Friedman is based on the acclaimed Jonathan Lethem novel. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The quirky documentary Why I'm Not on Facebook recently received its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----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

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