Recent content from Chris Hewitt
Review: "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory," by Claudio Saunt
The "Indian removal" of the 1830s continues to haunt our country.
The fizzy genre had its heyday from the mid-1930s to the early '40s.
Energetic veteran is busier than ever with two TV sitcoms and the upcoming "West Side Story."
Always meant to catch up with movies you missed from the maddeningly prolific Spike Lee? Recently discovered Bong Joon-ho, because of the Oscar love, and…
FICTION: The new novel from the author of 'Station Eleven' meanders toward a knockout ending.
Classic rockers are turning Broadway into a cozy home after the hits stop coming.
When you're trying to work from home, and need a distraction for the kids, these movies can't miss.
Surveys indicate Americans are divided about whether theaters should close.
Stuck in the house? Here are some shows to binge and movies to take your mind elsewhere.
Joyful, ambitious musical is all about inclusion.
Thriller has sharp jokes but tries to please (or displease) everyone.
Open Eye Figure Theatre brings back the playful, noirish hit.
"Girl From the North Country" shifts Minnesota native's lyrics to folks in a Duluth boardinghouse.
Powerful songs give a lift to bluesical "Thunder Knocking on the Door."
It's overstuffed but a lot of that stuff is wicked fun.
"Interstate" collaborators had to get sick of each other to rediscover their friendship.
This will be Park Square's first season without an artistic director.
REVIEW: Supporting cast is lively but what's with the dull romantic leads?
Review: Play about pioneering astronomer gains from staging at Bell Museum planetarium.
The slow-burn romance is finally here, and it's fantastic.
Review: If only the main character's story were better developed.
8 things to know about the town at the center of CTC's new play, 'Spamtown USA.'
NONFICTION: The importance of women and their work in pre-Revolutionary America.
Re-imagined "Force Majeure" has moments, but its dilemmas are bunny slope-sized.
Whether you're paired up, poly-ed up or single, these plays and movies are a great way to prime an evening of romance.
Bong Joon-ho's film won four awards on a night with few other surprises.
NONFICTION: Stories of excess on the French Riviera during the early days of WWII come up a bit short.
If, like Oscar, you're just noticing South Korea's film industry, have we got some movies for you.
Stratasys created 106,000 "objects" for stop-motion film "Missing Link" in latest collaboration with Annapurna Pictures.
A second tour of duty for historical blockbuster "Hamilton" and a pair of shows that local investors helped launch are on tap for Hennepin Theatre…
The four actors in the factory-set drama all give employee-of-the-month caliber performances.
The five nominees for the animated short prize are especially strong, with three of them directed by women.
Guy Ritchie's violent, profane crime caper boasts a snappy cast with Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant but the same old story.
Facing funding shortfalls, the St. Paul theater eliminated a key position.
Two new plays wonder what happens after Nora walks out on her life in the classic "A Doll's House."
It's the third go-round for buddy cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Spoiler alert: They're still breaking all the rules.
Anticipating pushback, the Oscars released a statement that women comprise about one-third of this year's nominees.
FICTION: Alaska-set thriller hinges on the relationship between a lonely woman and a killer.
The World War I film is a technical astonishment but keeps the audience at an emotional distance.
Michael B. Jordan is excellent as a real-life lawyer on a crusade against capital punishment.
Writer/director Greta Gerwig honors and modernizes the classic.
The year was highlighted by Scorsese, Mr. Rogers and movies about movies.
One of four PBS tapings of the Theater Latté Da musical featured starts and stops, parental greetings and a wedding.
GRAPHIC NOVEL: This New Yorker artist's adaptation of "Heart of Darkness" highlights the wounds of colonialism.
Comedy/drama follows Minnesota's Gretchen Carlson and colleague Megyn Kelly as they bring down Roger Ailes.
A heroine is at the center of "Star Wars" trilogy finale, but she gets by with a little help from her friends.
FICTION: This story of a slacker bookseller — told in lists — has much going for it. Let us count the ways.
Director Clint Eastwood does great work with actors but the movie falls apart.
Review: Characters in Dark & Stormy production go to great lengths to get even with their exes.
The composer of six movies-turned-musicals goes for something different with "The Band's Visit."
Musical "Six" joins a long line of musicals heading from the Twin Cities to the Great White Way.
The movies hardly ever do whodunits anymore, but writer/director Rian Johnson takes a stab at it.
A modern take on Jane Austen's classic novel invokes Queen and "Psycho."
Tom Hanks is a supporting character in the "Neighborhood." It's too bad he's not the lead.
Director Martin Scorsese's latest film boasts a trio of outstanding performances.
You've heard of "The Odyssey"? Here's the rest of the story.
It began in a Minneapolis church. Next year, it will reach millions.
Judy Garland is everywhere, including four versions of her at St. Paul's History Theatre.
NONFICTION: Andy Greenberg's book insists the U.S. is one computer virus away from infrastructure meltdown.
Going all the way back to the silent era, movies have loved to step it up.
Scott Z. Burns gives his CIA drama the feel of a '70s thriller.
The many corsets on Twin Cities stages signify many different things.
Children's Theatre Company's modern take on 'Cinderella' has pop hits, holiday carols, a nod to Lizzo
She goes to a ball, and you should be prepared to have one at Children's Theatre Company.
Golden Valley native Scott Burns wrote "The Report" and "The Laundromat."
Starring Ewan McGregor, the film works, to a point.
Some songs of summer endure beyond their appointed seasons (such as Drake’s “One Dance”), while others are tired before the leaves fall (Black Eyed Peas’…
Review: Witty "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" focuses on a charming hero who happens to be a serial killer.
If you’re in a book club, you should definitely read “Trust Exercise” by Susan Choi. Be prepared to disagree about it. I’m not talking about…
Cynthia Erivo's forthright performance as Harriet is the movie's biggest asset.
Edward Norton's detective character in "Motherless Brooklyn" has a way with words — and with clues.
Babies, jobs, divorces, illnesses and more: As in "Steel Magnolias," Minnesotans share life's joys and sorrows in a "community" of their making.
Because of larger casts, as well as musicians, musicals are generally costlier to produce than straight plays.
Fine acting and a handsome set create a powerful mood.
NONFICTION: Essays reveal Minnesota-born cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's lasting impact on literature.
Robert Pattinson makes another offbeat choice with challenging black-and-white drama.