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.
Try as they might, the stars of “Prisoners” can’t quite manage to weep and heave and roil as heavily as the elements do in this arty if ultimately somewhat soggy thriller.
If you’ve already had your fill of bad luck as of late, then maybe one of these other five suggestions might bring you some good fortune. One of them is at least sure to provide your bare walls with some attractive covering.
It’s certainly a form of serendipity if not fate that the Spanish director Oskar Alegria found an album by Minnesota musician Richard Griffith’s sitting on Man Ray’s grave in Paris while he was making a documentary about the experimental filmmaker.
First off, you know you have to celebrate the arrival of Friday the 13th this week by checking out the Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2 double feature at the Parkway Theater [...]
New releases are a little thin for the next few weeks, and on the whole, the month of September is traditionally one of the least well-stocked of the year. What better time than now to get reacquainted with some of the best limited release theaters in the area?
Closed Circuit aims to rectify the problem of how to make a paranoia conspiracy thriller within a setting that demonstrates the ludicrous level of transparency in the age of surveillance. And it fails, understandably.
Can’t get to the State Fair this year? Assuage your isolation from drippy cheese curds and fragrant livestock by catching one of these ten movies.
The first Internet Cat Video Festival was a grassroots surprise, but damned if the Walker and the State Fair powers that be aren’t pulling out all stops to make sure lightning doesn’t strike twice.
Just because the State Fair is up and running doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check out some of the best screening options out there. This may go down as one of the most blisteringly, stiflingly hot fairs ever — you might just need no excuse to duck into a darkened theater.
A colleague of mine said Edgar Wright may emerge as the foremost comedy auteur of the era, a Keaton/Tashlin/Tati in the here and now. A few more films on the level of “The World’s End” and the claim will be difficult to deny.
“Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton,” a new documentary about the life and times of Broughton, is screening at the Walker this Thursday. Director Stephen Silha, a former Minnesotan, will be on hand. Here is our Q&A with him.
“The Butler” scored a #1 berth in its debut week in theaters, which means the summer movie season is more or less officially over. In that vein, there’s a bunch of serious (and seriously humorous) screening options around town this week.
The audience I saw “The Butler” with seemed to respond most toward the movie’s parade of stars portraying the presidents Gaines served. In that spirit, I offer ratings for each impersonation.
You know how it goes when you get back from vacation … you have twice as much on your plate as you did when you left. The maxim holds true for movies as well.
Quite a few new interesting new offerings are seeing full release over the next week or two. Here is a list of some of the best limited release options you’ll want to check out this week.