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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, April 13, 2015

Lesley Manville heads the cast of Richard Eyre's Olivier Award-winning Almedia Theatre revival of Ibsen's classic Ghosts, being presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A new arrival in suburbia attempts to investigate an apparent conspiracy in Arthur Luhn's horror thriller The House Across the Street. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Sisterhood of Night concerns a group of teenage girls caught up in a modern-day version of the Salem Witch Trials. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

Bollywood filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's contemporary American western Broken Horses concerns two disparate brothers entwined with a vicious criminal. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Harrison Ford narrates the giant screen film Living in the Age of Airplanes which illustrates how air travel has dramatically changed our lives. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Freetown recounts the real-life tale of six African Mormon missionaries attempting to flee war-torn Liberia. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The film Desert Dancer tells the true-life story of dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who pursued his dreams of artistic expression despite persecution by the Iranian government. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Death of a Tree concerns a deeply religious middle-aged man who suffers a crisis of faith when he falls for a much younger woman. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The '80s-set crime drama Electric Slide tells the true-life tale of the "Gentleman Bank Robber" Eddie Dodson. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

A Lower East Side DJ finds trouble in the form of a beautiful femme fatale in the modern-day noir thriller The Girl is in Trouble. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck