Critic | Theater

Theater critic Chris Hewitt previously worked at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, where he covered movies and then theater. Also, he occasionally gets to write book reviews.

Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.


French drama 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' is a gloomy, period 'masterpiece'

The slow-burn romance is finally here, and it's fantastic.


Comedy 'Significant Other' is lots of fun, but conclusion pivots too quickly

Review: If only the main character's story were better developed.


Children weathered one of Minnesota's worst labor crises. This play tells the story.

8 things to know about the town at the center of CTC's new play, 'Spamtown USA.'


Review: 'The Boston Massacre,' by Serena Zabin

NONFICTION: The importance of women and their work in pre-Revolutionary America.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are fine, but 'Downhill' goes nowhere fast

Re-imagined "Force Majeure" has moments, but its dilemmas are bunny slope-sized.


8 movies and plays to get you in the mood for love this Valentine's Day

Whether you're paired up, poly-ed up or single, these plays and movies are a great way to prime an evening of romance.


South Korea's 'Parasite' becomes Oscar's first foreign-language best picture

Bong Joon-ho's film won four awards on a night with few other surprises.


Review: 'Chanel's Riviera,' by Anne DeCourcy

NONFICTION: Stories of excess on the French Riviera during the early days of WWII come up a bit short.


Oscar just 'discovered' South Korea, which has cranked out great movies for years

If, like Oscar, you're just noticing South Korea's film industry, have we got some movies for you.


Twin Cities 3-D printing company played big role in Oscar-nominated film

Stratasys created 106,000 "objects" for stop-motion film "Missing Link" in latest collaboration with Annapurna Pictures.