Kristin Tillotson

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-7046
A Strib journalist for nearly 20 years, Kristin Tillotson now writes mostly for features on a broad range of topics, and sometimes for news.

Recent content from Kristin Tillotson

Azar Nafisi continues love affair with American lit

Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran" and a guest at Talking Volumes on Nov. 5, views fiction as “the moral guardian of the American dream.”

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 06:51 PM

Multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda brings 'superposition' to Walker

Inspired by quantum mechanics, the Japanese multimedia artist limns the relentless buildup of big-data information layers in “superposition.”

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 12:57 PM

'Birdman' soars beyond the usual backstage drama

REVIEW: Much more than just another showbiz satire, “Birdman” is original visual storytelling at its best. It inspires renewed faith in what we used to go to the movies for — original storytelling, enveloping escape, heart-stopping camera work and enough “wait, what’s going on here?” to keep us intrigued from beginning to end. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:14 AM

Actor Norton calls 'Birdman' a new style of storytelling

Edward Norton flew right into his role as cocky foil to Michael Keaton’s man on a mission in “Birdman.”

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 01:39 PM

War-weary WWII soldiers are no angels in 'Fury'

REVIEW: While Brad Pitt's World War II film “Fury” occasionally shocks, it is ultimately not as moving as, say, “Saving Private Ryan.” But writer/director David Ayer has accomplished something arguably more noble.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 01:39 PM

Too many 'Men, Women & Children' have online issues

REVIEW: There’s a whole lot of suburban wheel-spinning going on in “Men, Women & Children,” based on Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel that no doubt seemed more shocking a mere three years ago than it does today.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 07:10 PM

Sudanese refugees weather culture shock in 'Good Lie'

REVIEW: “The Good Lie” is a well-told tale that illuminates the experiences of the 20,000 “lost boys” (and girls) of Sudan, with such grace, insight and humor, it can be forgiven a few simplifying liberties.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Director Jason Reitman on our 'techno world'

Writer/director Jason Reitman broadens his scope with the Internet-focused drama “Men, Women & Children.”

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 02:00 PM

TCFF: The 'other film fest' matures

The Twin Cities Film Festival reels in audiences with big Hollywood movies, such as “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, but also promotes smaller projects and local tie-ins.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota woman has role in Witherspoon film 'The Good Lie'

Minnesota-raised Sudanese native Kuoth Wiel plays a small role in the Reese Witherspoon movie “The Good Lie.”

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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