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

New 'Hunger Games' sequel hits a minor key

REVIEW: After its first two terrific installments, the newest edition of “The Hunger Games” -- opening tonight in theaters -- is an extra-desolate chapter in the ongoing story, more a setup for 2015’s real finale than a complete chapter on its own.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 03:41 PM

'Penguins' hatches a bird-brained scheme

REVIEW: The humor pushes in so many different directions that the movie feels as if it’s roaming around lost, with Madagascar nowhere in sight.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 03:41 PM

Meet the new (and better) 'Horrible Bosses'

REVIEW: “Horrible Bosses 2” reunites the cast members in a juvenile, generic and outrageously funny sequel. This fast-paced, deliriously impudent farce holds every character in cheerfully cynical disdain.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 03:41 PM

'The Babadook' is a landmark of horror filmmaking

REVIEW: Is the monster in “The Babadook” real, or a figment of fevered anxieties? That's just one of the gripping mysteries in this horror masterwork.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 09:53 AM

In 'Top Five,' Chris Rock takes a baby step beyond standup

REVIEW: While Chris Rock is still no actor, “Top Five” proves that he has more range as a filmmaker.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 03:17 PM

Jennifer Kent: The new queen of scream

The writer/director’s frighteningly good debut, “The Babadook,” has caught the eye of Hollywood and Stephen King.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 01:19 PM

British TV ads showcased in annual Walker showing

The Walker's annual salute to smart TV ads is one place where commercialism fits the season.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 11:55 AM

How 'Homesman' got Jones back in the saddle

Tommy Lee Jones talks about his return to the director’s chair for a story that mixes madness and courage, “just...

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 10:05 AM

Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank show true grit in 'Homesman'

REVIEW: It’s been a while since we’ve received a memorable western. “The Homesman” -- directed by Tommy Lee Jones -- is strangely beautiful, beautifully strange and stunningly surprising. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 10:05 AM

'Point and Shoot': A 'crash course in manhood' | ★★½

REVIEW: The documentary “Point and Shoot” details a meek would-be filmmaker who became a Libyan rebel.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 09:51 AM

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