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

Indian actor strikes again

Already known for “Life of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” Irrfan Khan is up next in the charming romance “The Lunchbox.”

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 05:31 PM

Romance and sensual delight merge in 'Lunchbox'

REVIEW: A captivating first feature, “The Lunchbox” marries sensual delight, food and romance between strangers.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 03:07 PM

Gripping 'Sabotage' stars Arnold and an actual plot

REVIEW: Schwarzenegger leads DEA commandos against drug cartels in a dark, twisty cop drama with unusual depth.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 03:04 PM

Jeff Goldblum strikes in 'Le Week-End'

Jeff Goldblum, on yet another hot streak, looks back at making “Grand Budapest Hotel” and ahead to “Le Week-End.”

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 07:09 PM

Sci-fi adventure 'Divergent' plods when it should soar

REVIEW: The first movie version of a Veronica Roth novel puts a young woman in danger in a caste-ridden future society.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:54 AM

Review: 'Muppets Most Wanted' feels formulaic

REVIEW: Sending the Muppets on a European tour doesn’t prevent the movie’s shenanigans from seeming a bit formulaic.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:52 AM

'Bad Words' places man-child in land of spelling bees

REVIEW: Jason Bateman is an unapologetic misanthrope as he competes ruthlessly against middle-schoolers.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:24 PM

Creepy 'Enemy' puts lookalikes into 'uh-oh' land

REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal skillfully navigates two roles in the creepy, intricate metaphysical thriller “Enemy,” based on a José Saramago novel.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:19 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'Le Week-End' and 'Particle Fever'

REVIEWS: “Le Week-End” is a ruefully funny look at a long-term marriage, while "Particle Fever" revisits the controversies surrounding the construction of the Large Hadron Collider.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:16 PM

Review: Girl can't help it in 'Nymphomaniac, Volume I'

REVIEW: Confrontational director Lars von Trier has baited his hook with the promise of lewd spectacle, but he reels us in for a philosophical sermon.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:10 PM

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