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

Charming classics 'Rosalie, 'To Have and Have Not' play this week

This week, Twin Cities theaters host two antiques from a time when love-obsessed couples and war melodramas were light escapist...

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 03:23 PM

'The Lazarus Effect' flatlines

REVIEW: “The Lazarus Effect” intends to explore the nature and mystery of death, but devolves into a combination of trivial science fiction and banal “Pet Sematary” havoc.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 02:54 PM

Playing cat and mouse with Will Smith in 'Focus'

REVIEW: Proceeding more on the popularity of its star Will Smith than any essential value in the script, "Focus" manages to be half enjoyable, flaws and all.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 02:53 PM

'What We Do in the Shadows' finds humor in a jugular vein

REVIEW: A surreal vampire spoof from the star of “Flight of the Conchords” transfuses a tired genre.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 02:53 PM

'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality, first-timers

“Birdman” scores four Oscars, edging out “Boyhood” and “Budapest” for the top prize.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 05:12 PM

Women fight for rights in 'She's Beautiful When She's Angry'

REVIEW: Documentary recounts the contentious history of the women’s rights movement's “second wave.”

Updated: February 22, 2015, - 07:49 PM

St. Anthony Main gets taste of Italy at film festival

The Italian Film Festival, opening Thursday at St. Anthony Main, offers a mix of new and old.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 08:15 AM

High-school comedy 'The DUFF' is an epic fail

REVIEW: This high school (though not very smart) comedy (though not very funny) moves Mae Whitman from a long supporting run in TV’s “Parenthood” to uncalled-for movie stardom.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 08:48 PM

Colin Firth is dressed to kill in stylish 'Kingsman'

REVIEW: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a stylized superspy caper stretching a selection of high-profile actors to roles satirically against type.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 02:52 PM

Cotillard mesmerizes in 'Two Days, One Night'

REVIEW: Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard is electrifying in the blue-collar drama “Two Days, One Night.”

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 02:51 PM

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