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.
Think you’re going to catch a fallow period for moviegoing on the eve of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival next month? Think again.
The two funniest scenes in all of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone are also, probably not coincidentally, the ones that most obviously wouldn’t really work if the movie had any particular viewpoint.
Mediterranean cinema gets the Oscars, and Iranian cinema gets critics’ attention. Cradled somewhere between the two is a rich and diverse panoply of filmmaking voices that are not often enough given the international spotlight.
I always say March is the roughest month for Minnesotans, as far as weather goes. Here you are, thinking you’ve made it through the long winter and expecting a period of one progressively warmer week after another.
There are any number of reasons why The Wizard of Oz endures in American pop culture. It remains many kids’ first memorable movie. Flying monkeys have probably figured into more nightmares than Hannibal Lechter, Freddy Krueger and Pennywise combined.
Last night may have brought a screening of it’s centerpiece, but the Jewish Film Festival is still far from over at the Sabes Jewish Community Center theater.
There are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things.
Well, the snow is back once again, so for at least one more week you can expect to not be spending much time enjoying the great outdoors, unless you’ve got a pair of snowshoes. For everyone else, there’s always a heated movie theater.
When it comes to movies, stupid is as stupid watches. Unless you’re getting paid to watch stupid movies. Which I’m not. I guess that makes me doubly stupid. I certainly feel that after catching two [...]
Allow me to pretend to be the first to say, “Finally!” The endless Oscar season is over and now we can all turn our eyes back on the object the highly distracting awards were supposedly engineered to highlight.
Dwayne (née The Rock) Johnson is a bigger rig than the 18-wheeler he pilots during the tenses moments of the new action-drama Snitch, but the movie asks you to believe that he can’t handle a couple small-time drug dealers without ending up face down on the pavement.
This year’s Academy Awards race is a potential cluster, but here are my educated guesses as to what will emerge victorious in a year ripe for Oscar asterisks, along with my own personal preferences.
The Oscars are next Sunday, so if you haven’t caught some of the worthy contenders like Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty or Amour, there’s still a little bit of time. (And if you haven’t seen the also nominated Les Miserables, count yourself lucky.)
The press tour for Safe Haven marked the second time I was in the same room as author Nicholas Sparks, and if I’m to be completely honest, I asked him the one burning question I had for him the last time around.
You’ve gotta love a week where a double bill of gutsy noir competes for attention with two fests’ worth of Nordic cinema and also screenings of Mike Leigh’s uncharacteristic period piece.
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