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

'Earth to Echo': You might have seen this before

In “Earth to Echo,” kids run into trouble when they help a space alien.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:54 PM

Oscar winner Paul Haggis talks love, trust and 'Third Person'

Informed by such directors as Antonioni and Bergman, Paul Haggis got European financing for “Third Person,” his adult ensemble drama.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 02:46 PM

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' is a Hollywood bloatation device

Michael Bay outdoes himself, creating the biggest, bloatiest, Michael Bay-est film ever.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 09:23 PM

'Fault in Our Stars' is a touching teen romance

REVIEW: The sad-but-not-sappy new movie stars Shailene Woodley as a teen who has cancer.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:33 PM

'Violette' evokes the pain of famed outsider writer Violette Leduc

REVIEW: Violette Leduc, a most unlikely famous French writer, is vividly and achingly evoked by Emmanuelle Devos.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:33 PM

Devos in 'Violette': a double chance for discovery

One of France's finest actresses takes on a forgotten feminist icon In the lush biographical drama “Violette."

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:10 PM

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' soars on dragons' wings

REVIEW: “How to Train Your Dragon 2” offers stunning visuals, fantasy and adventure. And a worthwhile message, too.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 12:32 PM

Actor Robert Pattinson goes from 'Twilight' to darkness

Edward Cullen is Robert Pattinson’s claim to fame, but he has plenty of other roles in mind.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 12:26 PM

Vegas-wedding comedy 'Think Like a Man Too' is a sure bet

REVIEW: Rapid-fire jokes and endearing silliness make this Vegas-wedding comedy a good bet.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 03:18 PM

'The Rover' delivers high anxiety in a violent Australian dystopia

REVIEW: Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in a grim dystopian vision of the Australian Outback.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 03:18 PM

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