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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell's documentary Elian recounts the story of the five-year-old Cuban boy who became the center of a political firestorm. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hope Litoff's documentary 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide recounts her efforts to understand why her older sibling killed herself. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film seen at Toronto's Hot Docs festival, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops put some Americana into Lincoln Center's American Songbook concert series. To read my Billboard review of the show, click here.

Dylan Howitt's documentary Out of Thin Air recounts the complex story of Iceland's most notorious murder case. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film recently showcased at Toronto's Hot Docs, click here.

-------Frank Scheck


Friday, May 12, 2017

It's been a week in political news to make your head spin. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook on the events including President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, click here.

A superb cast including Alec Baldwin (not playing you know who) and Ellen Burstyn (as Elizabeth Warren) appeared in All the President's Men?, a one-night staged reading of excerpts from Trump's cabinet confirmation hearings. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the event, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Here are two of my Hollywood Reporter reviews of films recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs:

Bojana Burnac's My Life Without Air profiles world champion free-diver Goran Colak. To read my review, click here.

Darren Mann's This Cold Life profiles the residents of the world's northernmost town. To read my review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

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