Gnarly Grey (1235 SW Jefferson St., 971-271-7407, gnarlygrey.com)
might make you feel like you’ve gone back to college. Located a couple
of blocks from the Portland State University campus, the
Bethany Palmer hasn’t slept in 13 years,
not since her son Andrew was born. Fearing a ghoulish Sandman she
believes is out to steal Andrew’s eyes, she stays up all night nervously
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Portland's theater community reeled Friday, after hearing news about Southeast Belmont Street’s venerable Theater! Theatre! shutting its doors this summer. In a city with few mid-size venues, the two-auditorium building has long been a bustling theatrical hub.
Fifty Shades of Grey reduced sadomasochism to handcuffs and spanking. Venus in Fur—while
not devoid of dog collars and riding crops—throws into question such
simple ideas of control and compli
Is love more like a fish stew or a Phil Collins song?
Hand2Mouth wants you
to consider this in its newest experimental offering, which pings
between schmaltzy representations of movie love
Exactly what about cult classic Harold and Maude
spoke to my high-school self? The twisted romance that blooms between a
death-obsessed young man and a life-loving old woman? Saucer-eyed Bud
That comedy comes from pain is a well-worn trope, but in International Falls,
Thomas Ward’s compassionate and sharply observed world-premiere play,
it’s a two-way street: Not only do misfortun
Cumulatively clocking in at a brisk 40 minutes, this year’s Oscar-nominated animated shorts are a uniformly charming bunch. The briefest is the 2-minute, stop-motion Fresh Guacamole, in which inedib
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Entering the Bob White Theatre Warehouse—just a concrete floor with in-the-round seating and a chandelier hanging from the soaring ceiling—ushers informed audience members that the heat will shut off when the performance begins. “It’ll get progressively colder,” one says. “Hang onto your coats.”
This was, oddly, not an intentional metacommentary about life on the streets in this w...
Michael Haneke’s wrenching Amour takes a hard look at mortality.
Movie Reviews & Stories
Midway through Michael Haneke’s scrupulously devastating Amour,
the elderly Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) tells his wife Anne
(Emmanuelle Riva) about a film he remembers watching as a child.