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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, September 23, 2014

Legendary progressive rock band King Crimson has returned with its most expansive line-up yet. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of their recent NYC show, click here.

A working-class Dublin family desperately tries to retrieve a fortune-stuffed mattress in the Irish comedy Life's a Breeze. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ageless (actually 90-year-old) singer Charles Aznavour thrilled his devoted fans in what was billed as his "Farewell Concert" in NYC. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Peter Sanders' documentary Altina chronicles the freewheeling, iconoclastic life of his grandmother Altina Schinasi. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Friday, September 19, 2014

Five mismatched travelers embark on a road trip to find a lost love in the English-language Indian comedy Finding Fanny. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A losing college baseball team struggles to survive in the raunchy film comedy 108 Stitches. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Veteran actor Jeff Goldblum recently made his NYC cabaret debut at the Cafe Carlyle. To read my New York Post review of Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, click here.

The Pirates is a hit South Korean epic period drama set in the 14th century that lends an Asian twist to a familiar genre. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Liam Neeson plays unlicensed private investigator Matt Scudder in A Walk Among the Tombstones, based on one of Lawrence Block's best-selling mystery novels. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The stars of the Trailer Park Boys play themselves in the meta-comedy film Swearnet. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck