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

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

Holiday movie preview: Films get cooler this season, too

This is the season when studios turn serious and release their prized creations. As we draw nearer December, the cinematic hotbed of silliness and sci-fi shrinks, as likely Oscar nominees arrive.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 02:57 PM

New 'toon in town, as 'Big Hero 6' opens

REVIEW: Disney animates a Marvel Comics story with a gentle giant of a robot hero. It's a mix of superhero action, humanoid robotics and consistently funny character comedy.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 09:09 PM

Keira Knightley seeks escape from aimless millennial life in 'Laggies'

REVIEW: Keira Knightley seeks an escape from her aimless millennial life in a hilarious yet poignant movie where potentially sorrowful incidents trigger wry humor.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 02:30 PM

Travel through space (and a lot of time) in Nolan's 'Interstellar'

REVIEW: Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama “Interstellar” is a three-hour effort to create an important, epic film. Unfortunately, his focus is more about intergalactic travel and wormholes than intriguing human relationships. | ★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 04:17 PM

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