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

'Jesus People' moves from Web series to movie

Jesus People: The Movie“Jesus People” started as a Web series on as a “Spinal Tap” mockumentary on Christian dance-pop....

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:12 PM

Nicolas Cage is first-rate in 'Joe'

REVIEW: Nicolas Cage is first-rate in an absorbing backwoods noir about an abused teen and an unlikely role model.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:10 PM

'Oculus' is a creepy instant classic

REVIEW: “Oculus” is a hair-raising tale of the occult and mental illness that keeps you off-balance without resorting to cheap scare tactics.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:09 PM

'Raid 2' outpunches violence-packed original

REVIEW: The thrills of the original expand in “The Raid 2,” a kinetic martial-arts crime thriller.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Jude Law cast against type in 'Dom Hemingway'

After a career playing pretty boys and leading men, Jude Law takes on a paunchy, profane ex-con whose life is a mess in "Dom Hemingway."

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:03 PM

Director Gareth Evans is headed for household-name status

Gareth Evans, the Welsh director of “The Raid” and now “The Raid 2,” has found a second home in Indonesia.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 12:17 PM

'Captain America: Winter Soldier' delivers like a blockbuster should

Captain America battles enemies foreign and domestic in the gripping blockbuster “The Winter Soldier.”

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 04:19 PM

Mother and filmmaker had long journey to first feature film

Minneapolis filmmaker Shelli Ainsworth tells the story of an autistic son and his mother.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 01:13 PM

'Belle' chronicles England's first mixed-race aristocrat

BELLE⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars7 p.m. & 7:20 p.m. Thu. (April 3) (U.K.)A lavish costume drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as...

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 10:13 AM

Not your Sunday school 'Noah'

REVIEW: Neither an act of blasphemy nor a breakthrough, Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” is a freehand interpretation of biblical texts with a freaky imaginative charge.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 03:10 PM

Result Per Page


Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters