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.


In 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday,' Andra Day is impressive but the movie falters

New biopic "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" is unfulfilling.


7 of Pedro Almodóvar's best movies to catch up on before seeing 'The Human Voice'

With a Tilda Swinton collaboration on the way, catch up with the Spanish director's best.


Review: 'An Extravagant Death,' by Charles Finch

FICTION: Charles Finch's latest Victorian mystery moves from London to a tony town in Rhode Island.


In 'Nomadland,' director Chloe Zhao mixes movie star power and acting newbies

Chloé Zhao did just about everything for "Nomadland." Get ready for the Oscars to reward her.


'Perfect': Frances McDormand's latest film 'Nomadland' is headed for Oscar glory

The character study "Nomadland" is an instant classic.


7 extraordinary Carey Mulligan performances that aren't about her 'hotness'

It hasn't taken much time for Carey Mulligan to assemble an impressive résumé.


Kate DiCamillo's award-winning book will soon be a movie on Disney Plus

Minneapolis writer's "Flora & Ulysses" is now a movie, and she loves it.


Robin Wright directs and stars in grueling survival drama 'Land'

Land⋆⋆⋆ out of four starsRating: PG-13 for thematic material and partial nudity.Where: Wide release.Robin Wright has a grueling role in "Land," and she has no…


A Korean-American family builds a new life in warm, wise 'Minari'

Already a big winner at Sundance, this film is an Oscar favorite.


Electrifying acting, tense filmmaking in Fred Hampton drama 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya power Black Panthers drama.