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

Tense drama "Locke” puts Tom Hardy behind the wheel

Tense drama “Locke” puts Tom Hardy behind the wheel of a car at night, then lets him talk.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 03:56 PM

Donald Rumsfeld, artful dodger, in 'Unknown Known'

REVIEW: The former defense secretary reviews — or rationalizes — his career on the world stage in the new documentary from Errol Morris.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:10 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'Fading Gigolo,' 'Hateship Loveship,' more

In “Fading Gigolo,” John Turturro plays a New York City florist turned high-priced escort, and Woody Allen plays his quick-talking pimp. Seriously.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:09 PM

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' has noise, but not a lot of punch

REVIEW: Neither great nor awful, the supersized superhero sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" -- opening tonight -- feels very middle-of-the-web. ★★½ out of 4 stars

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 10:41 AM

Mini-review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

The plot thickens in the newest web-spinning epic.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 09:46 AM

'Fear of Girls,' a geek-centric local comedy series, gets theatrical debut

After a decade of passionate fan love, a geek-centric local comedy series gets its theatrical debut.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 04:51 AM

Summer movies preview: Here are our top picks

To help you sort through the coming months of summer movie madness, we’ve picked 10 popular genres and focused on the two likeliest winners in each category.

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 12:00 PM

'Other Woman' finds sparkling comedy in cheating, revenge

REVIEW: “The Other Woman” is an escapist women’s empowerment comedy that's elevated by the simple virtue of being very, very funny.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 01:40 PM

World-weary vampires inhabit 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

REVIEW: "'Only Lovers Left Alive" may have some value as a parable about aging into irrelevance, but everyone knows that getting old is a drag.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 12:49 PM

Jamie Foxx terrorizes New York City and Spider-Man

Jamie Foxx has never had a role as extreme as the angry aggregation of electrons he plays in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” opening Friday.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 10:18 AM

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