Welcome to Scheck on the Arts

 

 

  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 23, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris plays an East German transgender rocker in the new Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. To read my review, click here.

Sitcom veterans and real-life married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally co-star in the new play Annapurna. To read my New York Post review, click here.

A schlubby loser becomes a ladykiller vampire in Onur Turkel's horror comedy Summer of Blood. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film which received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella star in the new Broadway play The Velocity of Autumn, about an elderly woman who threatens to blow up her Brooklyn brownstone rather than be sent to a nursing home. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Half the Road details the unfair treatment accorded to women's professional cycling. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Jonathan Rosetti's debut feature film Home, James concerns the ill-fated romance between two Oklahoma natives torn apart by conflicting goals. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Monday, April 21, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame delivers a superb performance as The Cripple of Inishmaan in the new Broadway revival of Martin McDonagh's modern classic. To read my review, click here.

Star-crossed loves connect on the dance floor in the film Make Your Move, the latest effort from the screenwriter of Save the Last Dance and Step Up. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, April 18, 2014

The late Dennis Farina makes one of his final screen appearances in the comedy Authors Anonymous. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Kid Cannabis is the surprising true-crime tale of an Idaho teenager who became a drug smuggling kingpin. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Thursday, April 17, 2014

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd star in the thrilling Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men. To read my review, click here.

Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: SVU) plays a divorced used car salesman reconnecting with his teenage son in the charming movie Small Time. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck