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

Jon Favreau cooks up laughs in 'Chef'

Director Jon Favreau learned to slice and dice, but lost no fingers, prepping for his indie food comedy “Chef.”

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 03:48 PM

'Godzilla' director takes a giant step forward

Talk about pressure. Gareth Edwards, whose last film cost $1 million, was given $160 million to remake the B-movie classic.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 12:06 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'God's Pocket,' 'Belle' and 'Ilo Ilo'

The late, incredibly great Philip Seymour Hoffman dazzles in one of his final performances in "God's Pocket." Plus, "Belle" and "Ilo Ilo."

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 05:12 PM

'Million Dollar Arm' pulls off a triple play

REVIEW: “Million Dollar Arm” is a multi-genre winner with baseball scouting as its backdrop.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:47 PM

'The Double' pits Eisenberg vs. Eisenberg

REVIEW: A drab office drone encounters a hotshot newcomer, both roles played by Jesse Eisenberg.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:46 PM

'Blue Ruin' takes novel twist on vendetta story

REVIEW: In the suspenseful “Blue Ruin,” a homeless drifter seeks revenge and finds a world of trouble.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:42 PM

Humans play second fiddle to Godzilla in 'Godzilla'

REVIEW: "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards has rebooted “Godzilla” with epic scope and cardboard characters.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:40 PM

Jesse Eisenberg thinks outside the Hollywood box

Actor Jesse Eisenberg steps into an indie movie playing lookalikes with different personalities.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 04:18 PM

Jon Hamm on the 'slow-motion train crash' at 'Mad Men' and his new movie

Jon Hamm on his new, sports-themed movie and the “slow-motion train crash” of “Mad Men.”

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Next-door frat house disturbs the peace in 'Neighbors'

When a frat house moves next door to young marrieds, hilarity ensues, along with gross-out bodily function gags.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 10:14 AM

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