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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, May 2, 2017

Three drug addicts desperately search for a fix in Tommy Swerdlow's black comedy, A Thousand Junkies. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) is among the executive producers of Thumper, a gritty thriller about a small-time drug ring in a rundown suburban town. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

President Trump missed the White House Correspondents' Dinner, but the White House Correspondents' Dinner didn't miss him. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Friday, April 28, 2017

In Comedy Central's new late-night The President Show, Anthony Ataanuik's Trump impersonation seems more designed as entertainment for tired conventioneers than cutting-edge political satire. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

The vengeful spirit of an executed serial killer inspires a night of murderous mayhem in Psychopaths, the new horror film from Mickey Keating. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

----------Frank Scheck

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Laura Osnes and Corey Cott star in Bandstand, a new Broadway musical about a band composed of World War II veterans trying to win a contest and make it big. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Werner Herzog is the executive producer of A Gray State, Erik Nelson's documentary about the mysterious deaths of an alt-right filmmaker and his family. To read my Hollywood Reporter of the film recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

Drew Xanthopoulos' documentary The Sensitives profile several people suffering from a disease that makes them hypersensitive to their environment. To read my Hollywood Reporter of the Tribeca Film Festival entry, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tucker Carlson made his debut in Bill O'Reilly's old timeslot on Fox News last night, and it only proved that he has big shoes to fill. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra's documentary A Suitable Girl profiles three young women in India facing pressure to get married. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

Zoey Deutch plays a rebellious teen who blackmails older men in Max Winkler's dark comedy Flower. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

 

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