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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.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Turner Classic Movies is delighting cinephiles this July with a month-long series of showings of films by the great director Francois Truffaut. To read my New York Post story about the festival, click here.

The Secret Disco Revolution is a tongue-in-cheek documentary looking at the disco era through a sociological and political perspective. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The indie comedy/drama L.A. Superheroes depicts the travails of an undocumented immigrant struggling to make it in show business. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Friday, June 28, 2013

Family dysfunction doesn't get more neurotic than in Petunia, Ash Christian's new dark comedy starring Christine Lahti, Thora Birch, Brittany Snow, Michael Urie and Eddie Kaye Thomas. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two new ribald comedies have just opened off-Broadway:

The Banana Monologues is a one-man show performed by John R. Brennan about an ill-fated romantic relationship. To read my New York Post review, click here.

It's Just Sex concerns three married couples who indulge in some relationship-altering wife-swapping at a cocktail party. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jason Statham plays an ex-Special Forces soldier seeking Redemption in the new thriller directed by Steven Knight. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The Ice Factory Festival is back for another summer season of cutting-edge, experimental theater. To read my New York Post feature story about the event, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, June 24, 2013

In Bed With Ulysses is a fascinating documentary about the creation of James Joyce's literary masterpiece. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck