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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.


Review: Entertaining 'Top Gun' zooms Tom Cruise back into the danger zone

Better late than never with the sequel to the 1986 adventure.


'Stranger Things' returns with an homage to 'Carrie' and more pop-culture classics

What our critics are watching this week


Summer movie guide: From 'Thor' to 'Lightyear' to 'Nope'

Dinosaurs, Brad Pitt and an animated astronaut hope to lure us back into theaters.


Guitars more likely to gently laugh than weep in 'Airness'

The comedy's characters are competitors in a national air guitar championship.


MSP Film Society spruces up former St. Anthony Main theaters

The group has a 25-year lease and big plans for the remodeled theater on the Minneapolis riverfront.


Elizabeth McGovern was 'giddy' to return to 'Downton Abbey'

She's back, playing the lone American in the second movie based on the hit series.


Review: New era for 'Downton Abbey' has a shaky start, but in the end it feels like home

There's more of the same romance and shenanigans in this second movie spin-off.


Cuddly Chip 'n Dale star in an animated movie that's surprisingly sharp

What our critics are watching this week.


Review: 'I Was Better Last Night,' by Harvey Fierstein

Books in brief


'Runestone!' cancels week of performances because of COVID cases

The world premiere musical's weekend shows won't go on.