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

Holiday movies preview: Seeking end-of-the-year attention

The last six weeks of the year are stacking up as a flurry of serious Oscars bait and big-budget sequels. Here are a bunch we're anticipating.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 01:11 PM

Holiday preview: Movies seek end-of-the-year attention

A combination of big-budget sequels and potential Oscar nominees dominates the season.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 12:55 PM

Spotlight: 'Escape From Tomorrow'

In “Escape From Tomorrow,” Disney World has the same effect on average-schmo tourist Jim as the Overlook Hotel had on Jack Nicholson.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 02:10 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'Spinning Plates,' 'Great Expectations,' 'Best Man Holiday.

REVIEW: Even if “Top Chef” cooking shows are on your DVR ignore list, Joseph Levy’s touching documentary “Spinning Plates” is worth your while. Plus more.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Focus on film from Africa

Film Society showcases new movies from Africa; Walker Art Center highlights Moroccan film culture.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Radcliffe plays another sort of young wizard in 'Kill Your Darlings'

REVIEW: The thematic links between Daniel Radcliffe’s iconic role as a lightning-scarred boy wizard and his new performance as college-bound Allen Ginsberg are plentiful.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 01:59 PM

Daniel Radcliffe moves past 'Potter' with hot new roles

Next up for “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe is playing legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 05:32 PM

Movie spotlight: "A Clockwork Orange”

Stanley Kubrick’s witty, horrifying masterpiece “A Clockwork Orange” (⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars, rated R for for sex and...

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 04:24 PM

Saoirse Ronan: Just 19, the Irish actor has played many extreme roles

Cutesie kiddie parts are not the teen actor’s “cuppa tea.”

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 04:22 PM

'How I Live Now' is love under martial law

REVIEW: Saoirse Ronan anchors a skillfully told story of first romance amid catastrophic events.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 04:18 PM

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