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

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

'Gloria' is a revealing, no-illusions look at middle-aged love

REVIEW: Playing a 58-year-old divorcée whose adventurous streak is at odds with her drab life, Chilean actress Paulina Garcia taps into feelings rarely seen onscreen.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Two-couple comedy 'About Last Night' is funny, with benefits

REVIEW: Kevin Hart stars in the remake of a two-couple comedy that works well in today’s hookup culture.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:31 PM

'Endless Love' is a gooey remake

REVIEW: With less at stake in the remake, “Endless Love” shimmers like a shampoo ad, but never burns.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Why do we love movie robots?

From the Tin Man to a rebooted RoboCop, robots and movies go together like humans and machines.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:36 PM

A short history of movie robots

Here's a look at a few memorable mechanized characters from movie history.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:27 PM

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