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 7 best movie moms are loving, sometimes flawed characters

The most memorable mothers on screen are just as varied and vivid as real-life ones.


Big movies are back this summer in Minnesota, but big screens may not be

Most Twin Cities area theaters have reopened, but some remain closed and may not return.


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From a new 'Star Wars' animated series to a 'Soul' prequel, here's what we're tuning into.


Michael B. Jordan brings star power to macho melodrama 'Remorse'

Michael B. Jordan plays a charismatic antihero in a formulaic macho drama.


7 best works from the next great female director you should know

The 42-year-old's repertoire includes singing and writing.


'Nomadland' wins top awards in history-making Oscars ceremony

Anthony Hopkins wins over Chadwick Boseman for best actor at the Oscars.


Minnesota native hopes Oscar-nominated film draws attention to crisis in Yemen

Its main "characters" are health care workers and two children, Abeer, who was 6 and weighed 12 pounds during filming, and Omeima, who was 10 and weighed 24 pounds.


Walker show connects you with a masked stranger in unexpected ways

REVIEW: This brief encounter might invite you to look more deeply within.


Welcome to the most diverse Oscars: What took so long?

The academy has widened its membership, which has paid off in slates of nominees that look a bit more like the world does.


Diversity at the Oscars over the decades

1920s"Chang" is a nominee in the very first ceremony in 1929 in the one-time-only category, "Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production." The documentary/fiction hybrid was…