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

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

Third 'Thor' is pure pop-art, comic-book joy

REVIEW: No sequel-itis here: The latest Marvel movie knocks your block off with action, and makes you laugh your head off, too.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 04:14 PM

Matthew McConaughey: The thin man

To play an unlikely AIDS activist, the actor dropped 50 pounds – and insisted on keeping the grim story entertaining.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 04:26 PM

'12 Years a Slave' a different kind of horror movie

In “12 Years a Slave,” actor Chiwetel Ejiofor delved deep into the real-life story of a free black man sold into slavery.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 01:00 PM

'Blue Is the Warmest Color' is explicit look at first romance

REVIEW: The lesbian drama “Blue Is the Warmest Color” mirrors the intense highs and lows of young love.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 04:55 PM

'Last Vegas' full of senior moments

REVIEW: Only some of the old-guy jokes in “Last Vegas” work.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 03:58 PM

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