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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.

Monday, June 8, 2015

A grieving couple makes the mistake of moving into a haunted house in Ted Geoghegan's old-fashioned horror film We Are Still Here. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Scott Eastwood (son of Clint) stars in Dawn Patrol, about a Southern California surfing clan seeking revenge for the murder of one of their own. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, June 5, 2015

The FIFA-financed film United Passions depicts the long history of the governing organization of the world's most popular sport. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Andrew Morgan's documentary The True Cost details the devastating environmental and social effects of the increasingly pervasive "fast fashion" industry. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt star in the world premiere of Heisenberg, by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time author Simon Stephens. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the play about the unlikely romance between a free-spirited woman and a much older, emotionally repressed man, click here.

Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan star in the thriller Survivor, in which an American security agent framed for a mass killing attempts to prevent a terrorist plot. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jesse Eisenberg stars in The Spoils, his new play about a would-be filmmaker scheming to destroy the relationship between his grade-school crush and her fiance. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Ever After is a new musical adaptation of the 1998 Drew Barrymore movie that revised the Cinderella tale. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the show receiving its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Unfreedom crosscuts between two stories, one set in New Delhi and the other in NYC, depicting the violent results of sexual and religious intolerance. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

A teenage girl with a rich fantasy life begins a relationship with an older boy in Leah Meyerhoff's debut film I Believe in Unicorns. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck