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

World-weary vampires inhabit 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

REVIEW: "'Only Lovers Left Alive" may have some value as a parable about aging into irrelevance, but everyone knows that getting old is a drag.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 12:49 PM

Jamie Foxx terrorizes New York City and Spider-Man

Jamie Foxx has never had a role as extreme as the angry aggregation of electrons he plays in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” opening Friday.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Movie spotlights: 'The Quiet Ones' and 'From the Rough'

‘The Quiet Ones,’ ‘From the Rough’Opening in two dozen theaters but unscreened for review is “The Quiet Ones” (PG-13 for...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 02:52 PM

Errol Morris' 'Unknown Known' is no 'Fog of War 2'

The documentary maker says Donald Rumsfeld relishes trying to outfox his interviewers: “He liked being in front of the cameras; he liked being in a position of power."

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 02:41 PM

Ace restaurants off the Vegas Strip

While the culinary attractions of the Las Vegas Strip are rightly world-renowned, visitors who never turn their attention to the larger Vegas Valley don’t know what they’re missing.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 12:30 PM

'Haunted House 2' is proudly stupid and cliched

REVIEW: Imagine a Venn diagram charting three qualities: silly, gross and dumb. At the point where they overlap, you will find the fright film spoof “A Haunted House 2."

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:22 AM

That Wayans flavor: Marlon opens up on 'Haunted House 2'

Marlon Wayans and his siblings once competed for laughs over the dinner table. Now he rules the multiplex.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Johnny Depp takes big step backward in 'Transcendence'

REVIEW: In his first, and likely last, outing as a director, cinematographer Wally Pfister delivers a garbled, dispiriting, pseudo-cerebral non-thriller with a deadly dull Johnny Depp.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 09:49 AM

Colin Firth faces torture of war in 'Railway Man'

REVIEW: The story, based on a World War II prison-camp memoir, is compelling. Jonathan Teplitzky’s insipid screen version doesn’t do the rich material justice.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 02:28 PM

'The Skeleton Twins' closes MSPIFF

After 12 days and 200-some feature films, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival winds down with “The Skeleton Twins,” a touching comedic drama starring “SNL” veterans Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 02:17 PM

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