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  and musings on Theater, Film and Culture (Music,
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  and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
  critic Frank Scheck.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tiller Russell's documentry The Seven Five chronicles the misdeeds of the infamous, corrupt NYC cop Michael Dowd. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Adam Carolla's documentary Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman sheds light on the legendary actor's decades-long passion for the sport. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Off-Broadway's Signature Theater is presenting the world premiere of  The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, the latest work by distinguished South African playwright Athol Fugard (The Road to Mecca, "Master Harold"...and the Boys. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lucas Till of the X-Men films stars in Bravetown, about a troubled teen DJ who helps a small Midwestern town come to grips with the loss of its young people to war. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan star in the romantic comedy Playing It Cool, about a couple who try to be friends despite their mutual attraction. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, May 8, 2015

The documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story profiles the man who's inhabited the giant bird costume on Sesame Street for forty-five years. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Dolph Lundgren plays a cop intent on revenge against the sex traffickers who murdered his family in the action thriller Skin Trade. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Daisy Asquith's documentary After the Dance concerns her and her mother's investigation into a family secret. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at the Stranger Than Fiction film festival, click here.

Blackbird is a coming-of-age tale about a young Southern choir boy struggling with his sexuality. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck