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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, January 22, 2014

Frank Langella is starring in King Lear at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in a production imported from England's Chichester Festival Theatre. To read my review, click here.

Michael Rosenbaum's debut film Back in the Day, about a high-school reunion, is strictly from the Adam Sandler school of comedy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Isabella Rossellini's one-person show Green Porno, about the mating rituals of the animal kingdom, is based on her popular Sundance Channel series. To read my Hollywood Reporter theater review, click here.

Chander Pahar (Mountain of the Moon), a screen adaptation of a popular 1937 Bengali novel, depicts a young man's hair-raising African adventures. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bruce Ramsay's streamlined cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet reduces the action to a brisk 87 minutes. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A gay relationship goes violently awry in Rob Moretti's graphic psychological thriller Truth. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting a superbly staged revival of Sophie Treadwell's classic Expressionist drama Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall. To read my review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Sutton Foster is currently performing her cabaret show at the swanky Cafe Carlyle. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The Metropolitan Opera has brought in the New Year with a lavish new staging of Johann Strauss Jr.'s classic operetta Die Fledermaus. To read my review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck