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: 'Muppets Most Wanted' feels formulaic

REVIEW: Sending the Muppets on a European tour doesn’t prevent the movie’s shenanigans from seeming a bit formulaic.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:52 AM

'Bad Words' places man-child in land of spelling bees

REVIEW: Jason Bateman is an unapologetic misanthrope as he competes ruthlessly against middle-schoolers.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:24 PM

Creepy 'Enemy' puts lookalikes into 'uh-oh' land

REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal skillfully navigates two roles in the creepy, intricate metaphysical thriller “Enemy,” based on a José Saramago novel.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:19 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'Le Week-End' and 'Particle Fever'

REVIEWS: “Le Week-End” is a ruefully funny look at a long-term marriage, while "Particle Fever" revisits the controversies surrounding the construction of the Large Hadron Collider.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:16 PM

Review: Girl can't help it in 'Nymphomaniac, Volume I'

REVIEW: Confrontational director Lars von Trier has baited his hook with the promise of lewd spectacle, but he reels us in for a philosophical sermon.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:10 PM

'Nymphomaniac' was an easy 'yes' for actor Stellan Skarsgård

Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård has worked on five films with “Nymphomaniac” director Lars von Trier.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:02 PM

His movie won an Oscar – but he didn't

Bill Pohlad produced the Oscar winner for best picture, “12 Years a Slave” – but he can't call himself an Oscar winner.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 03:25 PM

Movie spotlight: "Single Moms Club”

Tyler Perry’s 34th film as a director, “Single Moms Club,” arrives in theaters Friday, silently, through the back door, and without press screenings, as is his custom.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:28 PM

'Grand Budapest Hotel' offers many delights

REVIEW: Wes Anderson tops himself in a comic concoction packed with stars, alive with visual imagination and bounding with inventive storytelling.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 01:17 PM

Ralph Fiennes finds his funny as 'Grand Budapest Hotel' concierge

In his first movie with Wes Anderson, intense Ralph Fiennes switched gears, and came to a working agreement with the...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 11:35 AM

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