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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, February 20, 2014

Caryl Churchill's new play Love and Information features sixteen actors playing more than a hundred characters in dozens of short scenes presented in rapid-fire fashion. To read my review of this New York Theatre Workshop production, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A trio of friends attempts to marry off their wildly "inappropriate" buddy in the raunchy screen rom-com Someone Marry Barry. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A masked serial killer dispatches the quirky elderly residents of a retirement home in the horror comedy Silent But Deadly. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A mentally challenged senior attempts to bond with her uptight half-brother in the quirky French comedy Demi-Soeur. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

A shady lawyer takes on an important case involving government brutality in the fact-based Korean film The Attorney. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Monday, February 17, 2014

Every film shown during Turner Classic Movies "31 Days of Oscar" festival is an Oscar winner or nominee. To read my New York Post story spotlighting the Best Actress category, click here.

Kings of Leon delivered a solid evening of no-frills rock 'n roll at Madison Square Garden on Valentine's Day. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hot comedian Kevin Hart is among the African-American stars of About Last Night, the new remake of the 1986 screen adaptation of David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends is receiving a sterling Off-Broadway revival by the Roundabout Theatre Company. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck