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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, May 7, 2014

Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film chronicles a two-week nationwide tour by the acclaimed singer/songwriter. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The low-budget sci-fi thriller Altered States of Plaine concerns a young man who falls asleep only to wake up in random places around the globe. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Jose Antonio Vargas' film Documented chronicles his life as an undocumented immigrant. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A Facebook-obsessed dweeb post a fake notice about his own death in the screen comedy Friended to Death. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, May 5, 2014

Gerard Alessandrini once again skewers the current theater scene in hilarious fashion with Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging, the latest edition of his long-running revue. To read my New York Post review, click here.

Cam Gigandet plays a womanizer who wakes up to discover that his penis has left his body and assumed human form in the comedy Bad Johnson. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Friday, May 2, 2014

Rumstick Road is a video reconstruction of the legendary 1977 Wooster Group stage production created by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film receiving its U.S. theatrical premiere at Anthology Film Archives, click here.

Henry Jaglom's latest film, The M Word, explores female attitudes towards menopause. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The documentary Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank chronicles the life and political career of the first openly gay congressman. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this Tribeca Film Festival world premiere, click here.

An immature actor/screenwriter is suddenly forced to assume custody of his much younger, emotionally troubled sibling in Sister. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck