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

'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

Tyler Perry gift-wraps 'A Madea Christmas'

In the spirit of the season, Tyler Perry is delivering “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” to theaters without offering critics a peek

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 02:23 PM

Review: Lance Armstrong, a champion laid low

REVIEW: Lance Armstrong's story shifted dramatically in the midst of making of this unforgettable portrait of an egotist unshakably convinced of his own greatness

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 01:01 PM

Lance Armstrong: From mythic rise to epic fail

Lance Armstrong profiler Alex Gibney elaborates on the downfall of his famous subject.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 01:02 PM

'Out of the Furnace' is a Rust Belt noir

REVIEW: Brothers Christian Bale and Casey Affleck get on the wrong side of a crime family in a depressed steel town in this raw-boned crime drama.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 03:29 PM

In 'Philomena,' Steve Coogan rejects comedy that is cynical and ironic

In “Philomena,” Steve Coogan saw a film that could be funny but also address questions about faith.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:23 PM

'Frozen' puts a pair of royal sisters at center of fairy tale

Disney is evolving a solid story template that will give its girl movies an identity distinct from the studio’s boy films.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 01:50 PM

'The Great Beauty'

“The Great Beauty” surveys Rome through the eyes of an aging nightclub hopper.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 01:00 AM

In 'Oldboy,' a man seeks answers – and revenge

After 20 years in captivity, a man seeks answers – and revenge.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 09:33 AM

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