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Heidi Schreck dishes the soup

The author of Artists Rep’s new Grand Concourse chats about writing, acting, soup kitchens, and getting from Wenatchee to the Big Apple MAY 9, 2016 // Oregon Artswatch // BOB HICKS Things clip along pretty quickly in Grand Concourse, the new play at Artists Repertory Theatre, which takes place in a church soup kitchen in …

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FILM Film Review: “The Family Fang” lacks bite

Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman play the children of Christopher Walken in this dysfunctional family tale. MAY 5, 2016 // Oregon Artswatch // MARC MOHAN Jason Bateman has made a pretty good living as The Normal Guy. Sure, he first got famous playing Ricky Schroder’s “bad boy” friend from military school on the sitcom “Silver …

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Film Review: “Men & Chicken” is a zany Danish comedy

Mads Mikkelsen is a long way from “Hannibal” in this bizarre tale of genetics and slapstick violence. MAY 4, 2016 // Oregon Artswatch // ERIK MCCLANAHAN Most comedies that make it to movie theaters are content to do the bare minimum: set up an easy conflict, get a few laughs, keep it mostly inoffensive. …

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