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

Willem Dafoe is attracted to moral complexity

Actor Willem Dafoe on growing up in Wisconsin and working with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 02:07 PM

Movies spotlight: 'Hercules' and 'The Fluffy Movie'

Two films this week -- 'Hercules' and 'The Fluffy Movie' -- are doing a broken-field run around the entertainment press, opting not to give preview screenings.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 02:04 PM

'Boyhood' boldly tracks the same boy over 11 years

REVIEW: “Boyhood” fills you with openhearted happiness and awe at its scope and daring. Colin Covert calls it a low-key masterpiece.

⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 08:18 AM

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' is sure to please the cookies-and-milk crowd

REVIEW: "Planes: Fire & Rescue" was overseen by Pixar’s head honcho John Lasseter, and it feels like a junior varsity spinoff of “Cars.”

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:58 PM

'Sex Tape' is more squirmy than steamy

REVIEW: Nothing makes much sense, or is very funny, as Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel flop around in racy rom-com land.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Filming 'Boyhood' over a 12-year period

The star and director of “Boyhood” on the joys and trials of the longest feature-film shoot on record.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:43 PM

Roger Ebert stars in his own movie in 'Life Itself'

REVIEW: Roger Ebert, America’s best-known movie critic, gets a terrific film about his own life.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:31 PM

'Korengal' documents lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

“Korengal” chronicles daily lives of U.S. soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:00 PM

'Tammy' is Melissa McCarthy run amok

Melissa McCarthy gets her own movie, but mostly squanders the opportunity in a comedy that isn’t that funny.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 07:51 PM

'Once' director is back with 'Begin Again'

John Carney’s sophomore movie centers on music and an unlikely romance.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:56 PM

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