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.


7 of Meryl Streep's most memorable performances in roles big and small

She may demur, but Meryl Streep is the greatest actor of her generation.


7 legendary Orson Welles movies to pair with Netflix's new 'Mank'

New on Netflix, "Mank" is just the beginning of the story for a screen legend.


Minneapolis theater presents a world premiere comedy that's 'zany as hell'

"Is Edward Snowden Single?" explores friendship on the brink.


7 of the all-time best movie scores, from the inspiring to the kinky

Great movie music? It's an embarrassment of riches.


Minneapolis musical 'All Is Calm' is a holiday gift for TV audiences across the country

Airing Friday, Theater Latté Da's holiday show is a gift for public-TV viewers.


Review: With 'Happiest Season,' gay community gets its own phony holiday comedy

Kristen Stewart stars in a comedy that's no holiday.


'Uncle Frank' is a Southern-set comedy and drama about coming out in the '70s

Alan Ball's comedy/drama owes a debt to Tennessee Williams.


'Croods' sequel is a sweet, funny slice of cavepeople life

Family-friendly "Croods" sequel finds caveman-level laughs in prehistory.


Minnesotan behind 'Toy Story' and 'Up' on his latest Pixar movie 'Soul'

The latest from Pixar is another chapter in the life of Bloomington's own Pete Docter


The latest from director David Fincher, 'Mank' requires some cinematic homework

David Fincher salutes "Citizen Kane" by exploring its origins.