Welcome to Scheck on the Arts
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.
Tyler Perry returns for his eighth screen turn as his popular drag character in A Madea Christmas. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Jackson Rathbone of the Twilight films plays a hotshot lawyer who chucks his career to become a lounge singer in Live at the Foxes Den. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.
You know him best as the character "Big Pussy," who got whacked during the second season of The Sopranos. Now actor Vincent Pastore has written a new play, Wild Children, about his time running a nightclub in the 1980s. To read my New York Post feature on this actor who'll soon be appearing in Woody Allen's stage musical Bullets Over Broadway, click here.
The black comedy White Reindeer concerns a grief-stricken widow who consoles herself by engaging in increasingly dangerous behavior. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.
The Showtime documentary Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" captures the highlights of the superb Town Hall concert featuring music inspired by the Coen Brothers film. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.