Critic | Theater

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.


Twin Cities theaters want to scare the pants off you with ghosts and lopped-off arms

Christmas has long been an opportunity for theaters but now they're hopping on Halloween.


Review: 'Dune' looks terrific but the storytelling gets lost in the sand

Somber space drama doesn't have much momentum.


Selma Blair gives the performance of her life in new documentary

Critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend


Noir-influenced 'Red Shoes' showcases dazzling work by Kimberly Richardson

Review: The fairy tale/detective story features the actor in multiple roles.


'Halloween Kills' has plenty of gore but little else

Themes are not explored enough and Jamie Lee Curtis is sidelined for half the movie.


As the Twin Cities theater world recalibrates, leadership shifts to groups

Diverse groups of artists are becoming leaders at Twin Cities theaters.


New 'Velvet Underground' film focuses on that fine, fine music

Critics' guide on what to watch (and avoid) on TV this weekend


Funny and moving, 'What the Constitution Means to Me' at Guthrie takes new look at old ideas

Review: Teenage enthusiasm for the document gives way to adult fears in thoughtful play at the Guthrie.


How Twin Cities-bound bestselling author Amor Towles built 'The Lincoln Highway'

The author of "A Gentleman in Moscow" talks about how he set the stage for his new 1950s-set adventure.


Daniel Craig shines in his last Bond film 'No Time to Die' but the villains fall short

Craig's latest 007 film begins well, bogs down, then goes out with a bang.