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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, January 28, 2016

The new documentary Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer chronicles the life and career of the co-founder and artistic director of New York City's Symphony Space. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at the New York Jewish Film Festival, click here.

A teenage boy begins an affair with his younger, Russian step-cousin in Natasha, David Bezmozgis' adaptation of his acclaimed short story collection. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently shown at the New York Jewish Film Festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bradley Cooper, Jake Gylllenhaal, Ellan Barkin and Alec Baldwin were among the stars celebrating the 100th birthday of playwright Arthur Miller in the benefit event One Night, 100Years, at NYC''s Town Hall. To read my Hollywood Reporter story about the historical event, click here.

Keanu Reeves plays a cop hunting for his partner's killer in the supernatural-tinged thriller Exposed. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sam Trammell (True Blood) plays an addict desperately trying to retrieve a stolen necklace in the thriller All Mistakes Buried. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A meteorite is revealed to have mysterious healing properties in the sci-fi thriller Terminus. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

 

Monday, January 24, 2016

The documentary Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang chronicles the life and career of the Chinese conceptual artist famous for his work with fireworks. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film which recently received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, click here.

Martyrs is filmmaker siblings Kevin and Michael Goetz's remake of the 2008 French cult horror film. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, January 22, 2016

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron star in Dirty Grandpa, a raunchy comedy about an uptight lawyer and his randy grandfather who go on a road trip. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A young woman takes as job as a caretaker for a boy who turns out to be a life-sized doll in the horror film The Boy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck