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

Miyazaki's 'Wind Rises' is an adult fable of creation and destruction

REVIEW: In what may be Hayao Miyazaki’s final movie, an aeronautical engineer with a poet’s soul creates planes put to deadly use.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 04:11 PM

Unscreened films include 'Hairbrained,' 'Hidden Moon' and more

It’s a busy week for unscreened films nipping into theaters under cover of darkness. We’ve got the college comedy “HairBrained”...

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:48 PM

Air-travel thriller 'Non-Stop' stalls out

REVIEW: Its premise looks exciting, but the air-travel thriller “Non-Stop” soon descends into the implausible.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:45 PM

Romance and politics in Italian Film Festival

Youthful romance. Leftist politics. Documentaries and comedies. All are part of the Italian Film Festival.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:03 PM

Nordic festival illuminates films from Scandinavia

Eight-day festival features work from Scandinavia, including one Oscar-nominated film.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 02:03 PM

Review: 'Captain Phillips' is a gripping real-life piracy story

REVIEW: “Captain Phillips” pits Tom Hanks and his ship’s crew against a small band of Somali gunmen in a spare, true story, grippingly told.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Review: 'American Hustle' mixes screwball comedy, 1970s caper

REVIEW: A killer cast in full ’70s drag makes hay with the Abscam scandal in David O. Russell’s film.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 11:01 AM

Review: 'Dallas Buyers Club' has unlikely, unlikable hero

REVIEW: In “Dallas Buyers Club,” Matthew McConaughey stubbornly refuses to die of AIDS without a fight.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 11:00 AM

Review: 'Wolf of Wall Street' brings howls of delight

REVIEW: Amoral billionaires run amok in Martin Scorsese's epic, euphoric, electrifying new movie.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:59 AM

Review: '12 Years a Slave' is brutal, important look at history

REVIEW: In his movie based on the life of Solomon Northup, director Steve McQueen insists that the horrors of American slavery must be seen to be believed.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 10:58 AM

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