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

'Mandela' explores a heroic life, flaws and all ★★1/2

REVIEW: “Mandela” celebrates its famous subject without giving the late South African leader a halo.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 11:32 AM

Deliriously awkward Wiig scores her most romantic role

Kristen Wiig’s oddball comedy takes a temporary break as she co-stars with Ben Stiller in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 01:18 PM

'Saving Mr. Banks' relives making of 'Mary Poppins'

REVIEW: Walt Disney's long crusade to win the “Mary Poppins” movie rights from author P.L. Travers gets prettified in this telling.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 03:59 PM

Review: 'Llewyn Davis' finds bittersweet comedy in 1960s folk-music scene

REVIEW: The Coens make the story of an obnoxious 1960s folkie into a novelistic movie about art, the wheel of fate and perseverance in a changing America.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 03:10 PM

Coen brothers topple music-movie convention in 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Joel and Ethan Coen’s ode to the early days of folk music centers on a gifted loser who remains lost.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 03:08 PM

Will Ferrell brings improv to the TV news desk in 'Anchorman 2'

Will Ferrell on gags, ad-lib, Jockey briefs, his degree in sports broadcasting and the importance of going “off-story.”

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 08:45 AM

Review: 'Anchorman 2' offers a second glass of Burgundy

REVIEW: Much of the original's ramshackle charm and off-the-rails audacity survives in “Anchorman 2.”

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 08:42 AM

Bradley Cooper not just skin deep

“People didn't think I was an actor,” says Bradley Cooper. If this year's Oscar nomination didn't change their minds, his new film, “American Hustle,” just might.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 06:32 PM

'Hobbit' returns with a vengeance

REVIEW: Part 2 of “The Hobbit” is packed with spectacle, yet never slouches on storytelling. | ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 09:45 AM

'Go for Sisters' is California noir with real character

REVIEW: John Sayles' “Go for Sisters” travels between California and Mexico, fueled more by character and story than gunplay.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 02:36 PM

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