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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.

Friday, June 3, 2016

James Demo's documentary The Peacemaker profiles a celebrated peace negotiator who has had less success taming his inner demons. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at Toronto's Hot Docs festival, click here.

A public relations expert working for an international aid organization succumbs to the lures of drugs and sex in the German film drama The Weather Inside. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The hard-shelled superheroes are back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the sequel to their 2014 franchise reboot, featuring Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Laura Linney. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Andy Samberg plays a singer/rapper whose burgeoning solo career gets derailed in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, a mockumentary written and directed by the members of  The Lonely Island. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The intimate documentary As I AM: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM recounts the trailblazing career and tragic untimely death of the superstar DJ. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Zimbelism chronicles the life and career of famed photographer George Zimbel. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at Toronto's Hot Docs, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) plays a single mother struggling with bipoloar disorder in Valerie Weiss' film drama A Light Benath Their Feet. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Friday, May 27, 2016

Grammy-winning graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister chronicles his efforts to find happiness in his debut documentary The Happy Film. To read my Hollywood Reporter of the film recently showcased at Toronto's Hot Docs festival, click here.

-----Frank Scheck