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

'Sex Tape' is more squirmy than steamy

REVIEW: Nothing makes much sense, or is very funny, as Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel flop around in racy rom-com land.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Filming 'Boyhood' over a 12-year period

The star and director of “Boyhood” on the joys and trials of the longest feature-film shoot on record.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:43 PM

Roger Ebert stars in his own movie in 'Life Itself'

REVIEW: Roger Ebert, America’s best-known movie critic, gets a terrific film about his own life.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:31 PM

'Korengal' documents lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

“Korengal” chronicles daily lives of U.S. soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:00 PM

'Tammy' is Melissa McCarthy run amok

Melissa McCarthy gets her own movie, but mostly squanders the opportunity in a comedy that isn’t that funny.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 07:51 PM

'Once' director is back with 'Begin Again'

John Carney’s sophomore movie centers on music and an unlikely romance.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:56 PM

'Third Person' knits three couples, each with their own predicament

“Third Person” knits three couples, each with their own predicament.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:55 PM

'Snowpiercer' rides the rails through a futuristic, class-divided Ice Age

“Snowpiercer” is a runaway train loaded with wit, rich visuals and a political message.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:55 PM

'Earth to Echo': You might have seen this before

In “Earth to Echo,” kids run into trouble when they help a space alien.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:54 PM

Oscar winner Paul Haggis talks love, trust and 'Third Person'

Informed by such directors as Antonioni and Bergman, Paul Haggis got European financing for “Third Person,” his adult ensemble drama.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 02:46 PM

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