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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, October 12, 2015

Luann Barry's documentary Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones recounts the difficult recovery of the race car driver from a traumatic brain injury. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine, the third edition of the rebooted rape-revenge film series, serves up more of the same. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, October 9, 2015

Adriani Trigiani directs a stellar cast in Big Stone Gap, the screen adaptation of her best-selling novel. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary We Weren't Just Bicycle Thieves: The Neorealism delivers an introductory primer to the highly influential film movement. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The moving documentary The Witness chronicles Bill Genovese's quest to uncover the truth behind his sister Kitty's notorious murder. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film that received its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, click here.

The documentary Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis recounts the life and career of the famed designer of such legendary album covers as Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A cop investigates a conspiracy in a futuristic society where recreational drugs are legal in the sci-fi thriller Narcopolis. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Two warring siblings pursue their wayward grandmother in the dark comedy This is Happening, starring Cloris Leachman and James Wolk. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dolph Lundgen stars in the B-movie thriller Shark Lake, about, yes, sharks in a lake. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Laura Israel's documentary Don't Blink: Robert Frank recounts the life and career of the famed photographer/filmmaker. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck