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  and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
  critic Frank Scheck.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Barbara Kopple's documentary A Murder in Mansfield focuses on Collier Landry, whose father killed his mother when he was a young boy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The central character in Qasim Basir's drama Destined is seen living two very different parallel lives. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Danny Boyle directed an all-star cast--including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Susan Sarandon, Jason Alexander, Common, Audra McDonald, Andrew Garfield and Anne Hathaway, among many others--in a one-night-only benefit performance of The Children's Monologues at Carnegie Hall Monday night. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the gala event, click here.

The hot-button issue of campus rape is explored in Actually, the new drama by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51, The Last Match). To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the Off-Broadway production, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rebecca Carpenter's documentary Requiem for a Running Back profiles her late football player father, who suffered from CTE. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

An aspiring artist finds that the road to romance is bumpy in Matthew Fine's comedy Art Show Bingo. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

Monday, November 13, 2017

Claire Ferguson's documentary Destination Unknown features interviews with a dozen Holocaust survivors. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Victoria Negri's debut feature Gold Star features the late Robert Vaughn in his final screen appearance. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Friday, November 10, 2017

Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight and Martha Plimpton are among the stars of Hello Again, the screen adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's acclaimed musical. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Joe Berlinger's documentary Intent to Destroy recounts the story of the Armenian Genocide and Turkey's denials of it. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck