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

'Stranger' danger on a secluded French beach

REVIEW: Desire verges on death wish in a French thriller about men on the prowl for sex.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 02:50 PM

Minnesota-shot film 'Death to Prom' opens at Mall of America

There’s an easygoing amiability to this locally filmed independent romcom, and a timely hook. This puppy-love story features he-and-she best friends swooning over the same guy.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 02:49 PM

A dog and his boy shine in 'Mr. Peabody'

REVIEW: “Mr. Peabody” adroitly navigates the time-space continuum from 1960s TV to 21st-century CGI.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 02:41 PM

Sequel to '300': In your face, Themistokles!

REVIEW: “300” sequel sticks to the formula of fetishized violence, but this time with Eva Green as a scene-stealing villainess.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 02:40 PM

'12 Years' defies 'Gravity' to win Oscar for best picture

In a tight race for best picture, the harrowing slave drama tops Sandra Bullock’s space epic.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 12:23 PM

Barkhad Abdi's big night at the Oscars

While basking in attention on the red carpet, Abdi is still looking behind the scenes for his next break.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 08:07 PM

Colin Covert's Alternative Academy Awards

We’re sure it’s just an oversight, but some of the more memorable moments in movies last year occurred in categories not recognized by the academy. Time to do something about that.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 04:40 PM

Miyazaki's 'Wind Rises' is an adult fable of creation and destruction

REVIEW: In what may be Hayao Miyazaki’s final movie, an aeronautical engineer with a poet’s soul creates planes put to deadly use.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 04:11 PM

Unscreened films include 'Hairbrained,' 'Hidden Moon' and more

It’s a busy week for unscreened films nipping into theaters under cover of darkness. We’ve got the college comedy “HairBrained”...

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:48 PM

Air-travel thriller 'Non-Stop' stalls out

REVIEW: Its premise looks exciting, but the air-travel thriller “Non-Stop” soon descends into the implausible.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:45 PM

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