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  critic Frank Scheck.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Here are three of my Hollywood Reporter reviews of films featured at the Tribeca Film Festival:

Katie Holmes stars in All We Had, her directorial debut about a mother and daughter struggling to survive financially. To read my review, click here.

Adam Nimoy's documentary For the Love of Spock, celebrating his father's life and achievements, concentrates on the legacy of his iconic character. To read my review, click here.

Jason Sudeikis plays a grieving widower who forms a friendship with a homeless teen in the New Orleans-set drama The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, also starring Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

 

Tuesday, April 19,2016

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey play the title roles in Elvis & Nixon, the wickedly satirical comedy about the meeting between the two iconic figures in the Oval Office. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Michael Shannon also stars in Wolves, Bart Freundlich's drama about a high school basketball star coping with family problems. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Jon Stewart is the executive producer of the documentary After Spring, focusing on the people living in Zaatari, the world's largest camp for Syrian refugees. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Monday, April 17, 2016

A priest struggles with his conscience when his best friend/colleague is accused of child molestation in the German film drama The Culpable. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Meryl Goldsmith's documentary The Syndrome argues that shaken baby syndrome is a false diagnosis. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

An undocumented immigrant gets involved in a smuggling scheme after being deported to her native Mexico in the thriller Hostile Border. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Friday, April 15, 2016

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton gave each other Bronx cheers at last night's Brooklyn debate. To read my Hollywood Reporter piece on the event, click here.

Marc Levin's documentary Class Divide spotlights the dramatic contrast between the rich and poor residents of Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Andrew Rossi's dishy documentary The First Monday in May chronicles the creation of the Metropolitan Museum's landmark China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit and its accompanying gala. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the Tribeca Film Festival's opener, click here.

Two temp workers attempt a relationship after first sleeping together in Ryan Sage's romantic comedy Temps. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck