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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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Classic Stage Company is presenting a rare revival of Allegro, the 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical that represents one of the legendary composing team's few flops. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Egyptian filmmaker Karim Hanafy's debut feature The Gate of Departure is a poetic meditation on mortality. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film which received its world premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival, click here.

------Frank Scheck

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The documentary Magic Arena the behind-the-scenes creation of a new production of Verdi's Aida at Italy's famed Verona Arena. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film which recently received its world premiere at the Cairo Film Festival, click here.

The 80s-era film drama The Toy Soldiers depicts the interactions among a group of angst-ridden teenagers. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The late theatrical legend Elaine Stritch received a star-studded send-off from the Broadway community in the form of Everybody Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. To read my Hollywood Reporter story on the moving event, click here.

The charming indie film Love Hunter mixes true-life and fictional elements in its portrayal of expatriate Serbian musician Milan Mumin. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, November 17, 2014

The horror film Starry Eyes concerns a struggling young actress who goes to desperate lengths to secure a starring role. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A teenager discovers his inner lycanthrope in the horror film Wolves. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Friday, November 14, 2014

The documentary The Invisible Front recounts the story of Lithuanian freedom fighters battling their Soviet oppressors during World War II. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck