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

'Wizard of Oz' returns in 3-D

To celebrate the classic’s upcoming 75th anniversary, it’s being given a one-week Imax theatrical run in a newly converted 3-D version.

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 03:40 PM

Sex addicts struggle in 'Thanks for Sharing'

REVIEW: Temptations abound for support group members seeking to break free of their addictions in In the middling ensemble dramedy “Thanks for Sharing.”

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 03:39 PM

Hugh Jackman takes no 'Prisoners'

REVIEW: Hugh Jackman leads a stellar cast in the absorbing crime drama “Prisoners.”

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 03:35 PM

Exploring San Francisco by smartphone

Exploring San Francisco, the country’s hub of high tech, using a smartphone as a travel guide.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 11:07 PM

Movies: Cuarón, the Coens and lots of George Clooney

Alfonso Cuarón’s extraordinarily ambitious 3-D production, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, promises impressive feats of storytelling. Plus other fall movies.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Hugh Jackman at the edge of madness

His role in “Prisoners” took him beyond the standard thriller.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Imax film 'Space Junk 3D' takes off

REVIEW: The Minnesota-made Imax documentary “Space Junk 3D” is an eye-opening look at the growing problem of dangerous trash threatening commercial, military and civil satellites that routinely orbit Earth.

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 10:31 AM

Minneapolis film producer returns to space

Her latest science-related movie, “Space Junk 3D,” presented major challenges for Minneapolis producer Melissa Butts.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 02:40 PM

Melodrama 'Thérèse' hides Tautou's charm

Audrey Tautou is trapped in a loveless marriage in director Claude Miller’s final film.

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 02:55 PM

'Getaway' sound and fury signifies nothing

REVIEW: This Ethan Hawke car-chase caper needs gas.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 09:03 AM

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