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

Dark roles have given 'Ex Machina' star Oscar Isaac a bright future

Go-to supervillain Oscar Isaac gazes into our dark future in the artificial intelligence thriller “Ex Machina.”

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 02:00 PM

'Queen and Country' is a delightful sequel to 'Hope and Glory'

REVIEW: The wartime comedy “Queen and Country” is a delightfully whimsical portrait of 1952 England, a time and place of class discord that’s both uproarious and politically pointed.

Updated: April 16, 2015, - 02:48 PM

50 lashes for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

REVIEW: There's more stink than kink to "Fifty Shade of Grey," the much-ballyhooed, failed attempt at steamy erotica, film reviewer Colin Covert says.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 11:45 AM

International film fest thinks global, screens local

MSPIFF opens with a Swedish hit but spotlights plenty of Minnesota talent.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 10:39 AM

MSPIFF opener: 'The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared'

REVIEW: The title sounds like a drab “Marigold Hotel” snoozer, but this comedy is a start-to-finish rocket-speed riot.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 10:23 AM

Nicholas Sparks back in the saddle with 'Longest Ride'

REVIEW: The bestselling author's latest love story, “The Longest Ride,” is spoon-fed entertainment, but it tastes pretty good.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 10:20 AM

Her left feet: Naomi Watts chats about 'While We're Young'

The actress is doubly adept at comedy and heavy drama. Just don’t ask her to dance.

Updated: April 03, 2015, - 04:16 PM

Long-running 'Furious' franchise shows no signs of slowing

REVIEW: "Furious 7," the follow-up to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel of the launch of the high-octane adventure yarn, is dumb, but it’s also enjoyable.

Updated: April 03, 2015, - 04:15 PM

Sublime 'While We're Young' is a return to form for Baumbach

REVIEW: Noah Baumbach’s brisk new comedy “While We’re Young” is very funny and sublimely morbid about topics invisible to modern movie humor.

Updated: April 03, 2015, - 11:23 AM

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

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