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

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

Daniel Radcliffe saves creepy-funny day in 'Horns'

REVIEW: Demented, twisted and at times gonzo humorous, “Horns” is shamelessly amusing. Daniel Radcliffe saves a movie that is somewhere between fish and fowl.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 02:50 PM

Nicole Kidman loses memory in wobbly 'Sleep'

REVIEW: Star power — Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth — can’t right a wobbly thriller about a woman with amnesia.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 02:45 PM

'Dear White People': Much more than amusing ★★★★

REVIEW: The nimble campus satire “Dear White People” brims with insight on our so-called post-racial era.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 07:56 AM

'Whiplash': Music school as extreme sport ★★★★

REVIEW: The stars and writer/director newcomer of “Whiplash” have created a bruising, anger-scarred music academy drama not to be missed.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 07:55 AM

The hit man cometh back in 'John Wick'

REVIEW: Weird meets bloody wonderful as Keanu Reeves seeks payback in “John Wick.”

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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