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

Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner': A master and a misanthrope

REVIEW: England’s greatest filmmaker in the field of grumpy eccentrics, Mike Leigh, gives us a portrait of the artist as a misanthropic genius.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 02:08 PM

Supporting actor: Who was nominated, who was robbed

Here's our take on the Oscar nominees for best supporting actor, along with who was robbed.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 09:21 AM

Actress: Who was nominated, who was robbed

Here's our take on the Oscar nominees for best actress, along with who was robbed.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 09:08 AM

Supporting actress: Who was nominated, who was robbed

Here's our take on the Oscar nominees for best supporting actress, along with who was robbed.

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 08:55 AM

'Boyhood,' 'Budapest Hotel' top reality-tinged Golden Globes

Sunday’s Golden Globes gave a good Oscar-season launch for several leading players, and real-world issues surfaced again and again.

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 08:59 AM

Virtues are hard to come by in 'Inherent Vice'

REVIEW: The dude does not abide in this shaggy-dog story, which tries to spin a cosmic joke from Pynchon's comic novel.

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 02:40 PM

'Selma' showcases the art of portraying history

REVIEW: “Selma” is a stunning surface-level exploration of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking 1965 voting-rights march from Selma, Ala., across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, to the State Capitol in Montgomery.

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 02:32 PM

The joy of Joaquin Phoenix: 'It's just like you fall in love'

Joaquin Phoenix elaborates on the joys of working with P.T. Anderson, Martin Short and Woody Allen.

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 02:29 PM

A British actor's long march to 'Selma'

David Oyelowo has spent seven years aiming for this moment. Now his breakout role as MLK takes on even deeper resonance.

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 03:52 PM

'The Interview' submerges comedy under gross jokes | ★

Review: It’s telling that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un gets best laugh lines in “The Interview.”

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 06:27 AM

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