Eric Henderson joined the WCCO.COM web team in June 2006. As a member of the web team, he has won three Emmy Awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award. He previously worked at the television station as a floor director.
As a card-carrying cinephile (that’s snob-speak for movie buff), he has been writing about movies since he was a high school student in Burnsville, Minn. He still remembers the flack he got from his peers for writing a negative review of Tommy Boy.
He continued writing about movies while enrolled at Concordia College in Moorhead. He was also the arts and entertainment editor for The Concordian newspaper and station manager of KORD-FM, where he would also spin old school jams on his weekly radio show.
And upon graduation, he began writing reviews for both City Pages and Slant Magazine. His articles on director Brian De Palma were mentioned in the New York Times.
Eric currently writes film reviews, top 10 lists and more at his movie blog.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing piano and climbing rocks … predominately indoors, but that may change any summer now.
We’re rapidly approaching the summer solstice. I’d like to hope that means there will be a lot of outdoor patio cocktails with people fanning themselves to beat the heat, but let’s be honest. This year is no normal year.
Man of Steel tries to transpose the psychological profile of its target audience onto a figure who is by definition supposed to be superior to them. All the visual effects and urban carnage in the world can’t make the spectacle of two basically invincible figures duking it out emotionally involving.
If you don’t automatically know what I’m talking about when I say “Old Economy Steve,” odds that you actually are an Old Economy Steve just increased. To bring you up to speed, Steve is a meme that surfaced in the last couple months.
Misfits, geeks and freaks are taking over Twin Cities screens this week, first and foremost the patron saint of all three demographics: Crispin Glover. Check out my list of the five best bets for local movie screenings during the next seven days.
After Earth is a battle between the once and probably not future king of the summer movie, who wants nothing more than to see his son ascend to the crown in his stead, and the director whose name has steadily devolved from wunderkind to wonder-why-he’s-still-allowed-to-direct-movies.
The Twin Cities have been cited as one of the top areas in the country for gay acceptance and visibility for many years now, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the metro area’s current film festival devoted entirely to the LGBT community kicked off.
June is just around the corner, and with it comes the arrival of LGBT Pride Month. At least two or three of the choices I highlight below could arguably be said to assist in getting in the spirit of the festivities, though admittedly only one is explicit about it.
As bad as so many sequels are, I often find myself feeling sorrier for the characters in them than the audiences who subject themselves to overly familiar franchises. I mean, think about it. Can you imagine being the characters in the “Hangover” series?
Following two of the most acerbic films of his career, Frances Ha is like a breath of fresh air for director Noah Baumbach. The cool and breezy effect is in no small part due to [...]
Here are my choices for the best Twin Cities screenings for cinephiles this week.
J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” neo-franchise should have any fan of the classic Gene Roddenberry series feeling (or, if you’re a Vulcan, thinking) conflicted.
The hits just keep coming. Upstream Color is being brought back for an encore run at the St. Anthony Main Theater on Friday, along with another pair of specialty draws. The Heights continues its dazzling Hollywood extravaganza. The Walker’s got a couple of can’t-miss arty attractions.
Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! was a potent but artistically irresponsible shot of absinthe. For every person that couldn’t stand the too-eager mess, there was another who fell into deep intoxication at every Looney Tunes, theater geek flourish.
When The Angels’ Share kicked off the 2013 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival last month, screenwriter Paul Laverty was in attendance to see both opening night screenings sell out.
There’s something wicked in the air. Nearly all of my suggested best bets for Twin Cities film fans are either horror movies or arty interpolations of horror tropes or dissertations on the variety to be found within the genre.
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