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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.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The thriller The Ambassador to Bern dramatizes the events behind the 1958 hostage taking at the Hungarian embassay in Switzerland. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film recently showcased at the Cairo International Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, January 5, 2015

The indie film Life of an Actress: The Musical depicts the travails of a trio of struggling New York actresses. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Chelsea's Metropolitan Room nightspot is aiming to beat the Guiness World Record for the Longest Variety Show Ever. To read my New York Post story, click here.

The documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation details the creation and continuing construction of Antoni Gaudi's massive Barcelona cathedral. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, December 29, 2014

The documentary Opposite Field relates the story of the first African team in history to qualify for the Little League World Series. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary A Small Section of the World chronicles the success of a group of plucky female coffee growers in Costa Rica. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A cop uses memories of his weekly poker game for inspiration as to how to escape a serial killer's clutches in the twisty thriller Poker Night. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Margarita Manda's poetic drama Forever concerns two lonely souls finding a connection. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this Greek film recently showcased at the Cairo International Film Festival, click here.

----Frank Scheck