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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, April 9, 2014

Humans battle fiery creatures from Eastern folklore in the supernatural thriller Jinn. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

The comic noir thriller Hot Guys With Guns pretty much lives up to its title. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Not one but two found-footage horror films have recently opened:

Two best friends on a trip around the world get more than they bargained for in Afflicted. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A family finds itself under attack by extraterrestrials in Alien Abduction. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, April 7, 2014

The documentary Dancing in Jaffa depicts the difficulties of staging a dance competition between Jewish and Palestinian children in the Tel Aviv suburb. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Scott P. Harris' very personal documentary Being Ginger examines societal prejudices about redheads. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, April 4, 2014

Denzel Washington stars in the superlative Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun. To read my review, click here.

The documentary Jews in Egypt chronicles the forced departation of Jewish citizens from that country in the 1950's. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The new two-character musical A Second Chance, being presented at the Public Theater, depicts the tentative romance between two-middle aged people with emotional baggage. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The Tranport Group's innovative Off-Broadway revival of the classic I Remember Mama features ten elderly veteran actresses playing all 23 roles. To read my New York Post review, click here.

A mentally ill young woman attempts to prove herself innocent of murder in the psychological film thriller Nothing Without You. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck