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.


Minneapolis theater uses modern tech to bring ancient tale to audiences

Theatrical presentation via Facebook — a first for Minnesota — makes this "Beowulf" hit home.


Twin Cities film fest executive welcomes movies - and fans - from across the globe

Editor’s note: This story from the quarterly Star Tribune Magazine was printed before the coronavirus pandemic reached Minnesota. Before visiting places mentioned, please check to…


Review: "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory," by Claudio Saunt

The "Indian removal" of the 1830s continues to haunt our country.


It's the perfect time to binge on screwball comedies. Here are our critic's top 7

The fizzy genre had its heyday from the mid-1930s to the early '40s.


At 88, EGOT winner Rita Moreno is busier than ever

Energetic veteran is busier than ever with two TV sitcoms and the upcoming "West Side Story."


Ready for a dive into Coen movies? Here are the 7 best

Always meant to catch up with movies you missed from the maddeningly prolific Spike Lee? Recently discovered Bong Joon-ho, because of the Oscar love, and…


Review: 'The Glass Hotel,' by Emily St. John Mandel

FICTION: The new novel from the author of 'Station Eleven' meanders toward a knockout ending.


Bob Dylan joins the club of rockers making themselves at home on Broadway

Classic rockers are turning Broadway into a cozy home after the hits stop coming.


6 great movies to distract the kids while you take that conference call

When you're trying to work from home, and need a distraction for the kids, these movies can't miss.


As cinemas shutter in other states, Minnesota movie theaters are still open – for now

Surveys indicate Americans are divided about whether theaters should close.