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.
Pop legend Linda Ronstadt discussed her musical career and recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in a wide-ranging conversation at New York City's 92Y. To read my Hollywood Reporter story about the event, click here.
An American "dream team" competes in an international breakdancing competition in the new film Battle of the Year. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Naked as We Came concerns the emotionally fraught reunion between a dying woman and her estranged children. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.
An unemployed sad sack finds love and spiritual renewal in the "faith-friendly romantic comedy" A Strange Brand of Happy. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.
George Bernard Shaw's classic 1897 comedy You Never Can Tell is receiving a sparkling off-Broadway revival courtesy of the Pearl Theater Company and the Gingold Theatrical Group. To read my New York Post review, click here.
Today's offering are my Hollywood Reporter reviews of two recent documentaries:
Mademoiselle C profiles Carine Roitfeld, the former editor of French Vogue who left after ten years to start her own fashion magazine. To read my review, click here.
Sample This tells the story of the instrumental song "Apache," known as the "national anthem of hip-hop" and one of the most sampled tracks in pop history. To read my review, click here.