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.


Mick Jagger art-world thriller asks if moviegoers are ready to return to theaters

The rocker plays a devious art collector in the slow-burn thriller "The Burnt Orange Heresy."


Soderbergh's Seven: The best of his films to watch right now, from crime dramas to caper comedies

Steven Soderbergh writes some of his clever movies, and often edits and shoots them, to boot.


Eagan native and Tony nominee Laura Osnes booked for 'Murder'

Former Children's Theatre star will sing in streaming show "Murder Mystery Musical."


Movie adaptation of bestselling 'The Secret' not worth whispering about

A veteran character actor enlivens a wan romance based on the self-help books.


In the mood for a thriller? 7 French films show that suspense has no language barrier

Are they thrilling? Oui!


Park Square Theatre's interactive mystery 'Riddle Puzzle Plot' premieres on Zoom

No one's sure what to call this hybrid of theater and the internet, but writer Jeffrey Hatcher hopes it's fun.


Minnesota's busy Steve Zahn has been in more movies than you realize. Here are 7 of his best.

The Minnesota high school theater star has gone on to become a showbiz veteran.


An unconventional biopic, 'Radioactive' tells the story of pioneering nuclear physicist Marie Curie

It's the Marie Curie story, unconventionally told.


Guthrie-commissioned play by Pulitzer winner will make its Broadway debut in 2021

Lynn Nottage comedy had its world premiere in Minneapolis last summer.


Student film shoot for 'Undergrads' goes on, with changes due to COVID-19

College students are shooting a movie, with health precautions, in the St. Paul area.