Chris Hewitt | Star Tribune
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.


Guthrie Theater's basketball-themed 'The Great Leap' is too cluttered to prevail

Actors give plenty of assists in this basketball-themed comedy/drama.


Latest from M. Night Shyamalan is a clever sequel that flirts with ridiculousness

M. Night Shyamalan's new one is not perfect, but "Unbreakable" fans should welcome it.


Short-listed for the foreign film Oscar, Polish "Cold War" is a doomed love story

Polish actor Joanna Kulig is electrifying in a filmmaker's take on his parents' troubled romance.


Review: Minneapolis play finds laughs and drama in aftermath of nuclear explosion

Nothing is certain in dazzlingly acted drama as three scientists face an unknown future.


Whether it's Gandhi, Ginsburg or Dick Cheney, Hollywood biopics usually get it wrong

With very few exceptions, trying to cram a famous life into two hours is a losing game.


Review: 'The Dreamers,' by Karen Thompson Walker

FICTION: Like Karen Thompson Walker's previous stunner, "The Age of Miracles," "The Dreamers" says the world is a frightening place.


Spirit of two children powers Lebanese Oscar contender 'Capernaum'

Two young performers highlight the foreign-film Oscar contender from Lebanon.


Out There performers show Minneapolis audiences what's next in the world of theater

Experimental artists from around the world come to Walker Art Center for its annual performance fest.


She made a big splash at a Twin Cities theater this year. Meet our Artist of the Year.

Whether Sarah Rasmussen is directing family at home or top actors at the Jungle, "It is exactly the same skills."


Mpls. actor excels in RBG biopic, but same can't be said for everything

Dramatized version not as good as this year's documentary portrait.