Colin Covert

Columnist/Reporter | Movies
Phone: 612-673-7186
Colin Covert has covered films for the Star Tribune for 20 years, interviewing Peter Jackson, Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman and John Travolta, to name a few. Colin’s job as a film critic consists mostly of thinking up synonyms for “mediocre.” He still gets a thrill when the lights dim, and all too often a bigger thrill when they come on again.

Recent content from Colin Covert

Art film 'Woman in Gold' doesn't glitter

REVIEW: "Woman in Gold" copies artist Gustav Klimt’s dazzling fusion of classic and art nouveau techniques, but stops short of creating a masterwork.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 03:33 PM

'Insurgent' carries on 'Divergent' novels

Shailene Woodley is a lover and a fighter in Part 2 of the teen-centric sci-fi series.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 09:10 AM

'Cinderella' aims for the sweet spot of younger audiences

Disney’s new live-action “Cinderella” is not a reboot. It’s a case of sliding a glass slipper on a movie to...

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:49 PM

Scared smart: 'It Follows' delivers highly original horror

REVIEW: The diabolical new “It Follows” is spare, unnatural and full of chills.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:41 PM

Cartoon 'Home' is another disappointment from DreamWorks

REVIEW: With a stale story, blobby script, hodgepodge cast and needless 3-D design, "Home" plays more like an overstretched short subject than a feature.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 04:06 PM

Indie 'Kumiko' takes a twisted trip from Tokyo to 'Fargo'

REVIEW: “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” is one of those entertaining hybrid movies that give you a small, wonderful world and leave you feeling regretful to leave.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:34 PM

'Kumiko' crew: Cold, yet happy

The star and directors of “Kumiko” talk about their snowbound Minnesota shoot.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 04:09 PM

From the 35W bridge collapse, a movie rises: 'Public Domain'

Patrick Coyle’s “The Public Domain,” opening Friday at Lagoon Cinema, dissects the human damage from the 2007 disaster.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 08:37 AM

Movies in brief: 'The Salvation,' 'Spring,' 'Merchants of Doubt,' 'Deli Man'

The Salvation⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four starsRating: R for violence throughout. In English and subtitled Danish and Spanish.Theater: Lagoon.A spaghetti western...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 04:22 PM

Sean Penn's 'The Gunman' is muscle-bound

Sean Penn brings more beefcake than brainpower to a Neeson-like action thriller.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 01:28 PM

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