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

'Hunger Games' catches fire, more engaging in hot sequel

REVIEW: “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is the new “The Empire Strikes Back,” a smashing sci-fi sequel that takes its blockbuster franchise into deeper, smarter, more dramatically engaging territory.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 05:17 PM

Bruce Dern takes a fruitful trip to "Nebraska”

Actor Bruce Dern is likely to gets his second Oscar nod for “Nebraska,” a movie role 10 years in the making.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 03:30 PM

Bluegrass inflects a tale of love and loss

REVIEW The soundtrack is irresistible, the cast is enthralling and the passions are universal in “The Broken Circle Breakdown.”

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 02:57 PM

'Mother of George' is a dazzling visual feast

REVIEW: It takes about 60 seconds before the elegant “Mother of George” has you firmly inside the world it has created.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Warm fuzzies and Holocaust in 'Book Thief'

REVIEW: Even for a family film, “The Book Thief” soft-pedals ugly truths about World War II and Nazism.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 02:54 PM

Vince Vaughn is superdad in 'Delivery Man'

REVIEW: “Delivery Man,” a comedy in theory, is a remake of a sweet French-Canadian feature titled “Starbuck,” with the charm lost in translation.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 02:47 PM

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

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