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

Bad manners meet good intentions in 'St. Vincent'

REVIEW: A smart kid and a scrappy killjoy supply one another with comedy and life lessons in "St. Vincent." It’s a familiar premise, but it sails ahead on the collective charms of its ensemble cast, led by Bill Murray.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 07:09 PM

Director Ira Sachs on 'Love Is Strange,' starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina

The characters in “Love Is Strange” are very personal for director Ira Sachs.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 02:18 PM

Movies: "Masterpieces of Polish Cinema” at St. Anthony Main

St. Anthony Main series showcases 21 Polish films on Martin Scorsese’s life list.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 01:21 PM

When stormy weather plays a lead role

As “Into the Storm” blows into a cineplex near you, a reminder of well-known movies with storms in lead roles.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 07:40 AM

Colorado's budding marijuana tourism

When the state became the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana, visitors arrived seeking a new kind of Rocky Mountain high.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 04:34 PM

'Guardians of the Galaxy' takes viewers on a wild ride

REVIEW: Replete with buffoonery and pop-culture laugh lines, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is big cosmic fun.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 12:06 PM

'Magic in the Moonlight' shoots for period whimsy, falls short

REVIEW: There’s a musty, stagebound feeling to “Magic in the Moonlight,” like a Bernard Shaw play from his dotage, when he knew he was turning out weak stuff but couldn’t stop writing.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 02:49 PM

'Get on Up' is full-time funky

REVIEW: The James Brown biopic “Get on Up” bites off a big funky chunk of Americana, and is hugely entertaining.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 02:48 PM

Mysterious Muslim in Germany is 'A Most Wanted Man'

REVIEW: In one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final film roles, he pursues “A Most Wanted Man,” who may or may not be guilty.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Myth meets muscle in 'Hercules'

REVIEW: The mightily entertaining “Hercules,” starring Dwayne Johnson, manages to put a new spin on age-old mythology.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 12:03 PM

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