Darleen Ortega has been a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals since 2003 and is the first woman of color to serve in that capacity. She sees two to three films a week and has been writing about movies for well over a decade, including blogging two film festivals and publishing a list of the year's best films. You can find her movie blog at www.opinionatedjudge.blogspot.com.
A timely insight into today’s economic woes
As the world of the union workers begins to crumble, we see how easily they can be pitted against each other
Film approaches questions of faith with nuance and respect.
Those who are not religious may not immediately be drawn to this material, but the filmmakers help you understand why you should care.
Local actors front award-winning rock musical
For the uninitiated, "Hedwig" is a gritty, glittery drag-punk musical centered on two characters.
Christmas play at the Armory
Play builds on the old and familiar notes of a Regency romantic comedy, picking up where Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" leaves off.
Pulitzer prize winning play at the Imago Theater
Play tells the story of Mama Nadi, whose brothel serves soldiers and includes women brutalized by the Congolese war.
New play bears witness to heartache
Since 1993, the women of Juárez, Mexico have been disappearing and no one has solved the mystery
Play looks at deep questions about race
Dramatic action punctuated with hip-hop dance moves
Profile Theatre makes the writers of original plays its focus
This production will keep you laughing and leave you with lots to chew on
Oregon Shakespeare Festival season near complete
As the long season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival nears it close, I don’t want to miss the opportunity to offer five more reasons to head to Ashland
Ashland plays brings richness of Latinx experience
One diverse and largely Latin American cast performs two plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this season, offering opportunities for them, and us, to explore the complexity and richness of Latinx experience.