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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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lisa Marie Presley unveiled her new, stripped-down musical style in an intimate show at NYC's City Winery. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

In their 25th year, Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails proved that they've lost none of their sonic power at their concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, part of their Tension 2013 tour. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Mexican mariachi singer and a buttoned-down U.S. Embassy employee fall in love in the bilingual romantic comedy Pulling Strings. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

A woman battles paranormal forces to rescue her missing boyfriend in the horror film I Will Follow You Into the Dark. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A deaf woman is haunted by the ghost of a serial killer's victim in the horror film Cassadaga. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, October 14, 2013

A veteran schoolteacher rails against the closing of her high school in the provocative off-Broadway drama And Miles to Go. To read my New York Post review, click here.

Trudie Tyler, aka Mrs. Sting, leads the cast in the new revival of Chekhov's The Seagull set in 19th century Ireland. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, October 11, 2013

A teenager tries to expose her mother's boyfriend's duplicity in the gritty coming of age film drama Babygirl. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Dislecksia: The Movie sheds light on a little-understood condition. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Walter: Lessons from the World's Oldest People explores the lives of supercentenarians--people age 110 and older. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The interpersonal dynamics of a modern dance troupe are explored in Five Dances, Alan Brown's film set largely in a rehearsal studio. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

An alcoholic paraplegic endures an intervention by his concerned friends in the indie film drama The Last Day of August. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck