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

Humans play second fiddle to Godzilla in 'Godzilla'

REVIEW: "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards has rebooted “Godzilla” with epic scope and cardboard characters.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:40 PM

Jesse Eisenberg thinks outside the Hollywood box

Actor Jesse Eisenberg steps into an indie movie playing lookalikes with different personalities.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 04:18 PM

Jon Hamm on the 'slow-motion train crash' at 'Mad Men' and his new movie

Jon Hamm on his new, sports-themed movie and the “slow-motion train crash” of “Mad Men.”

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Next-door frat house disturbs the peace in 'Neighbors'

When a frat house moves next door to young marrieds, hilarity ensues, along with gross-out bodily function gags.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 10:14 AM

Tense drama "Locke” puts Tom Hardy behind the wheel

Tense drama “Locke” puts Tom Hardy behind the wheel of a car at night, then lets him talk.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 03:56 PM

Donald Rumsfeld, artful dodger, in 'Unknown Known'

REVIEW: The former defense secretary reviews — or rationalizes — his career on the world stage in the new documentary from Errol Morris.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:10 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'Fading Gigolo,' 'Hateship Loveship,' more

In “Fading Gigolo,” John Turturro plays a New York City florist turned high-priced escort, and Woody Allen plays his quick-talking pimp. Seriously.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:09 PM

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' has noise, but not a lot of punch

REVIEW: Neither great nor awful, the supersized superhero sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" -- opening tonight -- feels very middle-of-the-web. ★★½ out of 4 stars

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 10:41 AM

Mini-review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

The plot thickens in the newest web-spinning epic.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 09:46 AM

'Fear of Girls,' a geek-centric local comedy series, gets theatrical debut

After a decade of passionate fan love, a geek-centric local comedy series gets its theatrical debut.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 04:51 AM

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