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

Movie spotlight: "La Maison de la Radio”

This might just be the ultimate cine-snob movie: a documentary about French public broadcasting. Death by ennui, right? Maybe not.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 03:55 PM

Movies: 'Mister & Pete' creators refuse to give up

Local screenwriter Michael Starrbury’s indie feature attracted big names and good reviews at Sundance. Now it seeks to find an...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 03:53 PM

'Ender's Game' is just glum

REVIEW: In “Ender’s Game,” young space warriors defend Earth from attack.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Movies: In 'Mister & Pete,' two boys brave life alone in the big city

Two boys go it alone in their crime-ridden New York City high-rise in “Mister & Pete,” by Twin Cities screenwriter...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 02:05 PM

'Bad Grandpa' is a terrible, hilarious influence

REVIEW: By every standard of decency, young Billy's grandpa Irving is an outrageous failure, but he makes this the year's funniest movie.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 10:56 AM

Robert Redford goes solo in 'All Is Lost'

REVIEW: Stranded alone on a sailboat in the Indian Ocean, Robert Redford's character speaks little, and says much.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 10:52 AM

Spotlight: 'Wicker Man'

In this newly restored 1973 suspense classic, a puritanical Christian police sergeant investigating a girl’s disappearance encounters forces beyond his imagining.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 03:10 PM

'Counselor' has talent by the boatload, but is a baffler

REVIEW: Despite heaps of talent, this baffling drug-war drama is “Scarface” meets “Tree of Life,” and not in a good way.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 02:54 PM

Stallone, Schwarzenegger team up in 'Escape Plan'

REVIEW: “Escape Plan” doesn’t aim high, but it delivers, providing the brute force entertainment values we expect from B movies.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 10:33 AM

After 'Twilight,' WikiLeaks: Director Richard Condon on 'Fifth Estate.'

Director Bill Condon was drawn to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a complex character at the heart of a journalistic thriller.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 03:57 PM

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