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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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

In her latest one-person show, Notes from the Field, Anna Deavere Smith portray dozens of real-life figures involved in the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline." To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Roundabout Underground presents the world premiere of Kingdom Come, Jenny Rachel Weiner's dark comedy about internet catfishing. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Jon Stewart hilariously riffed about the election in the benefit show Stand Up for Heroes, also featuring Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and Bruce Springsteen. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the event, click here.

Tom Donahue's documentary Thank You for Your Service exposes the appalling lack of health care for veterans. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Anthony Baxter's You've Been Trumped Too is a sequel to his 2011 documentary about the GOP candidate's clashes with Scottish citizens while building a luxury golf course. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, October 31, 2016

The harrowing documentary The Uncondemned recounts the story of the landmark legal case that resulted in the prosecution of rape as a war crime for the first time. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Rosie Stapel's documentary Portrait of a Garden chronicles the efforts to two Dutch men tending to a "kitchen garden" that dates back to 1630. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

Friday, October 28,2016

Today's posting features two of my Hollywood Reporter reviews of films recently shown at the New York Film Festival:

Bill Morrison's documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time features footage from hundreds of silent films discovered in a Yukon Territory landfill. To read my review, click here.

Gaston Solnicki's debut narrative feature Kekszakallu depicts the day-to-day lives of several young Argentine women. To read my review, click here.

------Frank Scheck