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

Clive Owen on what makes good movie romance

British actor Clive Owen adds alcoholic English teacher to his varied list of movie characters.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Owen, Binoche match wits in 'Words and Pictures' ★★★

REVIEW: An artist and a blocked writer, both prep school teachers, match wits in the grown-up romance “Words and Pictures.”

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Movie spotlights: 'Ping Pong Summer' and 'Burning Blue'

We’ve got two openings this weekend without benefit of press screenings: “Ping Pong Summer” and "Burning Blue."

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Shailene Woodley stars in a love story based on John Green novel

Shailene Woodley fell in love with John Green’s YA novel, and now she’s starring in the movie of it.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 10:46 AM

Out Twin Cities Film Festival highlights

Festival director Chris Durant seeks "dialog through cinema arts."

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 10:12 AM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' is hit-and-miss

REVIEW: In Seth MacFarlane's loopy cowboy farce, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” the jokes misfire, ricochet and hit the bull’s-eye about equally.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 05:31 AM

'Ida' brings together women on the verge

REVIEW: In 1960s Poland, a young woman leaves the convent and confronts harsh truths in the secular world.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 03:28 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'Young & Beautiful,' 'Cold in July'

Short reviews of the sensual, elegant immorality tale "Young & Beautiful" and the tense, engrossing Texas thriller "Cold in July."

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'German Doctor,' 'Teenage'

THE GERMAN DOCTOR⋆⋆½ out of four starsRated: PG-13 for thematic material and brief nudity. In subtitled German, Spanish and Hebrew.Theater:...

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 04:32 PM

'Palo Alto' has a fresh take on high school life

REVIEW: First-time director Gia Coppola’s cubist vignettes add up to a dreamily evocative portrait of high school life.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 04:31 PM

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