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

Reviewed in brief: 'Gore Vidal,' 'Grand Seduction,' 'Chinese Puzzle'

Gore Vidal, arguably the most trenchant and prescient American essayist of the last half-century, isn't well-served by a thin tribute film produced by his nephew. Plus other brief reviews.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Jokes fall flat in 'Obvious Child'

REVIEW: There’s not much fresh material in the world of the romantic comedy, but “Obvious Child” offers one new ingredient: abortion. What it lacks is dramatic interest.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Might as well jump into '22 Jump Street'

REVIEW: The "Jump Street" duo goes undercover on campus, with a major in hilarity.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 01:55 PM

'Edge of Tomorrow' is the best Tom Cruise movie in years

REVIEW: Breathlessly exciting and wildly entertaining, “Edge of Tomorrow” is a reminder of why Tom Cruise is a big movie star. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 09:04 AM

Clive Owen on what makes good movie romance

British actor Clive Owen adds alcoholic English teacher to his varied list of movie characters.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Owen, Binoche match wits in 'Words and Pictures' ★★★

REVIEW: An artist and a blocked writer, both prep school teachers, match wits in the grown-up romance “Words and Pictures.”

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Movie spotlights: 'Ping Pong Summer' and 'Burning Blue'

We’ve got two openings this weekend without benefit of press screenings: “Ping Pong Summer” and "Burning Blue."

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Shailene Woodley stars in a love story based on John Green novel

Shailene Woodley fell in love with John Green’s YA novel, and now she’s starring in the movie of it.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 10:46 AM

Out Twin Cities Film Festival highlights

Festival director Chris Durant seeks "dialog through cinema arts."

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 10:12 AM

'A Million Ways to Die in the West' is hit-and-miss

REVIEW: In Seth MacFarlane's loopy cowboy farce, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” the jokes misfire, ricochet and hit the bull’s-eye about equally.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 05:31 AM

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