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

Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank show true grit in 'Homesman'

REVIEW: It’s been a while since we’ve received a memorable western. “The Homesman” -- directed by Tommy Lee Jones -- is strangely beautiful, beautifully strange and stunningly surprising. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 10:05 AM

'Point and Shoot': A 'crash course in manhood' | ★★½

REVIEW: The documentary “Point and Shoot” details a meek would-be filmmaker who became a Libyan rebel.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 09:51 AM

'Foxcatcher' director Bennett Miller examines real life

With “Foxcatcher,” director Bennett Miller has made his third fact-based movie.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 08:46 AM

'Antarctica: A Year on Ice' finds beauty in a bleak world

REVIEW: The documentary “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” finds beauty in one of the harshest places on Earth.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Holiday movies: 'Foxcatcher' revels in American noir

REVIEW: “Foxcatcher” is a warped, oppressive landmark. From its earliest scenes of wealthy noir, you feel this meticulously controlled film drift to a sinister ending. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 01:18 PM

New documentary 'Overnighters' packs a punch

REVIEW: In “The Overnighters,” a North Dakota oil-boom town turns against a local pastor. The drama-packed documentary has a surprising twist.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 03:34 PM

Spare and vivid, 'Better Angels' tracks future president

REVIEW: “The Better Angels” is an elegant and poetic look at the rural boyhood of Abraham Lincoln.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Jazz pianist hits the skids in 'Low Down'

REVIEW: Elle Fanning and John Hawkes are magnetic as a teenager and her artistic, heroin-addicted dad.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Two Stooges grow up in 'Dumb and Dumber To'

REVIEW: Or at least Lloyd and Harry get older, in the pointless comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To.”

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Redmayne is remarkable in 'Theory of Everything'

REVIEW: Eddie Redmayne is a marvel as physicist Stephen Hawking in an otherwise so-so “Theory of Everything.”

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 02:47 PM

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