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

Oscar tip sheet: Best supporting actor

Colin Covert handicaps the race for supporting actor.

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

Oscar tip sheet: Best actress

Colin Covert handicaps the nominees for best actress.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Oscar tip sheet: Best actor

Colin Covert handicaps the nominees for best actor.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 02:50 PM

'In Secret' revives an age-old genre – petticoat noir

REVIEW: “In Secret” delivers a juicy melange of melodrama, dressed up in 19th-century undergarments.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Costner's '3 Days to Kill': CIA hitman as sitcom dad

REVIEW: Sitcom and sadism mix uncomfortably in Luc Besson’s “3 Days to Kill,” starring Kevin Costner as a CIA hitman and absentee father.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 02:47 PM

West Bank story: 'Omar' is a riveting thriller

REVIEW: The nominee for a foreign-film Oscar blends a Romeo and Juliet tale into a charged thriller about Israel’s political divide.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 02:35 PM

Spellbinder: Elizabeth Olsen tackles period romance 'In Secret'

Elizabeth Olsen’s essence as a performer is that she reveals character and makes herself felt with mesmerizing assurance. “In Secret,” an erotic thriller set in 1860s Paris, is her latest project.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 02:33 PM

'Omar' director wins his second Oscar nomination

Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated thriller “Omar” is set in contemporary Israel but has themes of love and betrayal that are timeless.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 02:12 PM

Heartthrob Alex Pettyfer's first romance

After playing a space alien, a gangster and a stripper, Pettyfer finds “Endless Love.”

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 03:10 PM

'Robo-Cop'? More like Robo-Flop

REVIEW: It has a big budget, strong cast and star director, but the new “RoboCop” lacks the original's audacious satire.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:43 PM

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