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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, May 17, 2013

Comedian Colin Quinn delivers a hilarious dissection of the U.S. Constitution in his new solo off-Broadway solo show Colin Quinn Unconstitutional. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Hating Breitbart examines the life and career of the controversial right-wing media critic and journalist. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Aaron Eckhart stars in the familiar-feeling action thriller Erased. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

An Australian prison inmate supports a Chinese foster child with fateful results in 33 Postcards. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this film starring Guy Pearce, click here.

Ben Vereen is being honored Monday night by his alma mater, the LaGuardia Arts High School. To read my New York Post story for which I chatted with the legendary performer, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, May 10, 2013

Here are three of my recent film reviews from the Hollywood Reporter:

Mickey Rourke plays a strangely accented evil mastermind in the new action Indonesian-set action flick Java Heat. To read my review, click here.

A blue-collar worker takes violent revenge on the finance industry in Uwe Boller's thriller Assault on Wall Street. To read my review, click here.

A disaffected, pink-slipped music teacher hikes Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace Trail in the indie drama Pilgrim Song. To read my review, click here.

-----Fran Scheck

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Christina Crawford revisits her treatment at the hands of her abusive movie star mother Joan in her multi-media stage show Surviving Mommie Dearest. To read my New York Post review, click here.

Steven Levenson's incisive workplace comedy Core Values features a superb performance by Reed Birney. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The documentary One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das chronicles the life and career of the famed spiritual teacher and musician. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The new indie film Turtle Hill, Brooklyn depicts a fateful birthday party held by a gay couple at their garden apartment located in the titular outer-borough neighborhood. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Here are three of my recent film reviews for the Hollywood Reporter:

Phie Ambo's documentary Free the Mind explores alternative treatments for mental disorders. To read my review, click here.

A serial killer terrorizes the guests at a country B&B in D.W. Young's horror comedy The Happy House. To read my review, click here.

1st Night depicts the farcical goings-on among the participants in an opera production being staged at a palatial English estate. To read my review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck