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.


'The White Tiger' is a corrosive satire of the Indian caste system

The White Tiger⋆⋆⋆ out of four starsRating: R.Where: Lagoon Cinema."White people are on the way out," asserts Balram, the hero (sort of) and title character…


'Vivid' Dakota Johnson brings humor, heart to 'Our Friend'

Dakota Johnson stars as a woman grappling with cancer.


You may not know this former Guthrie actor's name but you'll recognize his face in these films

Former Guthrie company member John Carroll Lynch is a versatile Hollywood go-to.


A young Minnesota Native filmmaker's 'Wild' ride to Sundance

After years of writing and dreaming, a Minnesota filmmaker will compete at this month's Sundance Film Festival.


Sundance Film Festival goes virtual – and comes to Minneapolis

Want to see "Wild Indian" and some of the other movies at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 28-Feb. 3)? This year, you don't have to…


Watching 'WandaVision'? Here are five titles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to see first

Catch up with the world of "WandaVision" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney Plus.


Jittery comedy 'Promising Young Woman' has serious issues on its mind

Emerald Fennell's satire is a shocking drama one moment and a riotous comedy the next.


You'll never guess what happens in the Hilary Swank thriller 'Fatale,' except you totally will

I guess we've arrived at the point where even movie titles are dogwhistles?The goofy "Fatale," starring Hilary Swank in the title role, very much wants…


Take a deep dive into 7 of the best films from Black filmmakers

They haven't gotten many chances, but Black filmmakers have created a lot of excellence.


In Regina King's 'One Night in Miami,' performances are better than the script

Regina King's drama works best when the actors don't speak.