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

Local connections to Oscars nominations

In a real-life Cinderella story, first-time actor Barkhad Abdi of Minneapolis was nominated for best supporting actor. Directors Joel and...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 02:34 PM

Oscar tip sheet: Best picture

Colin Covert handicaps the nominees for best picture.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 12:47 PM

Golden Globes get gritty: 'Twelve Years a Slave' edges 'Gravity'

Director Steve McQueen, who took the stage with cast members and backers, including Minneapolis-based producer William Pohlad, said the award was “a shock.”

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 09:17 AM

First-time Minneapolis actor Barkhad Abdi rides Hollywood whirlwind

Plucked from obscurity for a big role in “Captain Phillips,” Barkhad Abdi finds himself a media darling in the midst of awards season.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 12:17 PM

'The Past' puts Iranian director on world stage

Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi’s native country inspires his dark, circular dramas, even as he works in France.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:20 AM

'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

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