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

Review: 'American Hustle' mixes screwball comedy, 1970s caper

REVIEW: A killer cast in full ’70s drag makes hay with the Abscam scandal in David O. Russell’s film.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Review: 'Dallas Buyers Club' has unlikely, unlikable hero

REVIEW: In “Dallas Buyers Club,” Matthew McConaughey stubbornly refuses to die of AIDS without a fight.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 11:00 AM

Review: 'Wolf of Wall Street' brings howls of delight

REVIEW: Amoral billionaires run amok in Martin Scorsese's epic, euphoric, electrifying new movie.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Review: '12 Years a Slave' is brutal, important look at history

REVIEW: In his movie based on the life of Solomon Northup, director Steve McQueen insists that the horrors of American slavery must be seen to be believed.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Review: 'Philomena' has humor, heart

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are a terrific odd couple on the trail of her long-lost son.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:57 AM

Review: 'Nebraska' folks are funny, flawed

Alexander Payne makes a classic low-key dramedy about an ornery boozehound and his son.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:57 AM

Review: 'Her' finds Phoenix falling in love, virtually

REVIEW: The romance in Spike Jonze's “Her” is perfect in nearly every way.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:56 AM

Review: 'Gravity' is a riveting space tale

REVIEW: “Gravity” is a stratospheric achievement. Not just a futuristic drama, it’s also a universally human drama about the need for hope in desperate situations.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:55 AM

Oscar tip sheet: Best supporting actress

Colin Covert handicaps the race for supporting actress.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Oscar tip sheet: Best supporting actor

Colin Covert handicaps the race for supporting actor.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:52 PM

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