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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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A cable repairman attempts to exact revenge for a brutal attack on his policewoman wife in the vigilante-themed thriller The Demolisher. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film that recently received its world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival, click here.

Edwin Li plays a struggling stand-up comic in the indie dark comedy The Purple Onion. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film that recently received its world premiere at the Asian American International Film Festival, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tang Wei of Lust, Caution stars in Only You, the Chinese remake of the 1994 Robert Downey Jr./Marisa Tomei rom-com. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Capital C examines the phenomenon of crowdfunding by profiling three entrepeneurs. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, a new solo play written and performed by James Lesesne, the co-founder of the Trevor Project, relates the tale of a flamboyant teenager who goes missing. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A young woman attempts to uncover dark secrets during a return visit to her hometown in the "Northern Gothic" film Frank the Bastard. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Lincoln Center Festival recently presented Japan's Ninagawa Company's lavish production of Kafka on the Shore, based on Haruki Murakama's acclaimed novel. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Two priests attempt an exorcism on a demonically possessed young woman in the new horror film The Vatican Tapes. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, July 24, 2015

Colin Quinn delivers comedic riffs on the history of the Big Apple in his new solo Off-Broadway show The New York Story, directed by Jerry Seinfeld. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The Irish Repertory Theater  has brought back their acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's modern classic The Weir for a summer run. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck