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

Next big movie? Sundance film festival comes up short

This year's mix of movies at Sundance 2015 leaned toward the mediocre, but critic Colin Covert found a few films that will reward audiences in the months to come, including one with a Minnesota connection.

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 12:06 PM

Sundance films have less of a Minn. flavor this year

PARK CITY, UTAH -- This year’s Sundance Film Festival has a rich roster of films from all around the world...

Updated: January 29, 2015, - 11:21 AM

'Still Alice' shows the magic of Julianne Moore

REVIEW: As an Alzheimer's victim, the actress brings a jolt of electricity to an otherwise unremarkable drama.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 02:49 PM

'American Sniper' screenwriter: His aim was truth

Oscar nominee Jason Hall went above and beyond Chris Kyle’s book to understand his sacrifice.

Updated: January 20, 2015, - 11:40 AM

Jessica Chastain gets 'Violent' with college pal Oscar Isaac

Jessica Chastain talks about her old school buddy – and now onscreen hubby – Oscar Isaac.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 04:37 PM

'American Sniper': Dark portrait of war's collateral damage

REVIEW: “American Sniper” is director Clint Eastwood's darkest, tightest and most morally ambiguous drama since he shot the western dead with “Unforgiven.” | ★★★½

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 04:07 PM

'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

It will be an eight-entry Oscar race for best picture, with some of the most interesting head-to-heads in years. This is not the sort of lineup where it’s easy to place bets, even though “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and "Birdman" lead with nine nominations each.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 03:14 PM

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Mann misfire in 'Blackhat'

REVIEW: Casting Chris Hemsworth as a computer hacker is one of the biggest slip-ups in the laughable cyber-espionage thriller “Blackhat.”

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 02:29 PM

Ambition meets corruption in 'A Most Violent Year'

REVIEW: The cool thriller “A Most Violent Year,” set in 1981 New York City, uses the jaundiced past of a crumbling city to critique the present.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 02:19 PM

Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner': A master and a misanthrope

REVIEW: England’s greatest filmmaker in the field of grumpy eccentrics, Mike Leigh, gives us a portrait of the artist as a misanthropic genius.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 02:08 PM

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