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  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, June 25, 2015

The new raunchy film comedy Balls Out, about a ragtag college football team, spoofs the cliches of underdog sports movies. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A young man attempts to find his kidnapped girlfriend in the psychological thriller Charlie, Trevor and a Girl Savannah. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg return for Ted 2, the sequel to the 2012 smash hit about a foul-mouthed teddy bear and his human best friend. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Hapless tourists fall victim to a diabolical tattoo artist who skins his victims alive in the horror film Anarchy Parlor. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Antonia Bogdanovich, Peter's daughter, makes her feature film directorial debut with Phantom Halo, about two brothers who get caught up in a criminal scheme. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Three young women run afoul of an ancient Thai legend in James Cullen Bressack's indie horror film Pernicious. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, June 22, 2015

Here are two of my Hollywood Reporter reviews of films recently showcased at Lincoln Center's 2015 Open Roads: New Italian Cinema festival.

Daniele Cipri's farce Money Buddies concerns an ambulance-chasing lawyer who sees an opportunity for a windfall in the form of a recently released convict who went to jail for a crime he didn't commit. To read my review, click here.

Roan Johnson's comedy So Far So Good deals with five university graduates facing important life decisions. To read my review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chris Noth plays the title role in the off-Broadway revival of Christopher Marlowe's classic play Doctor Faustus, which also features Zach Grenier of The Good Wife. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Shan Nicholson's documentary Rubble Kings recounts the stories of gangs who ruled the South Bronx from 1968-1975. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck