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

'Lone Survivor': Mission in the mountains

REVIEW: “Lone Survivor” is gripping, unrelenting, brutally proficient moviemaking, a just-the-facts war movie about four Navy SEALS on an Afghan mission gone fatally wrong.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Milquetoast goes wild in 'Walter Mitty'

REVIEW: Ben Stiller's meek Walter Mitty has bold dreams of adventure, but the movie he's in remains indecisive.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Review: Amour hurts in 'The Past'

REVIEW: “The Past” is a compelling mystery tale wrapped in a riveting family drama, with the death throes of a marriage cloaking deeper, fouler things.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 02:28 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'The Crash Reel,' 'Divorce Corp.'

Brief looks at two new documentaries: "The Crash Reel," about professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce, and "Divorce Corp.," about the big money behind divorce proceedings.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 02:23 PM

In 'August: Osage County,' mother fights best

REVIEW: Meryl Streep plays a widowed matriarch in a knock-down, drag-out drama of family dysfunction.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 02:20 PM

16 reasons to be happy about movies in 2013

Actors reborn. Smart scripts. Tense action. High-risk hilarity. Turns out that 2013 was a very good year in film.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 02:28 PM

Honorable mention: Barkhad Abdi, actor in 'Captain Phillips'

It’s not every day that a fledgling actor almost steals a movie from Tom Hanks, but that’s just what Barkhad Abdi accomplished in “Captain Phillips.”

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:15 AM

'Mandela' explores a heroic life, flaws and all ★★1/2

REVIEW: “Mandela” celebrates its famous subject without giving the late South African leader a halo.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 11:32 AM

Deliriously awkward Wiig scores her most romantic role

Kristen Wiig’s oddball comedy takes a temporary break as she co-stars with Ben Stiller in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 01:18 PM

'Saving Mr. Banks' relives making of 'Mary Poppins'

REVIEW: Walt Disney's long crusade to win the “Mary Poppins” movie rights from author P.L. Travers gets prettified in this telling.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 03:59 PM

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