Recent content from Colin Covert
For 40 years, the British Arrows Awards have celebrated the most creative work in the ad field, and for 30 of those years they have drawn the biggest annual crowds to the Walker's cinema.
REVIEW: Shia LaBeouf's hard work to shed his boyish image gets wasted in a mishmash of plots and styles.
Actor's goal was to capture the first lady's depth at a time that traumatized the world.
Dueling personalities that are on display in "Manchester by the Sea" generate Oscar buzz.
Rich character study "Manchester by the Sea" unleashes a tidal wave of feelings. ★★★★ out of 4 stars
His semi-retirement comes to a smashing halt with a comedy inspired by Howard Hughes.
In the excellent Howard Hughes fantasia "Rules Don't Apply," absurdist disorder hits stratospheric heights.
Tom Ford offers a well-composed, surreal look at love and identity.
REVIEW: Billy Bob Thornton is back as a larcenous lech, but sequel lacks dark glee of 2003 film.
"Moana" boasts innovative locations, an insightful cultural backdrop and inspired music. Too bad the plot falls short.
REVIEW: Director Robert Zemeckis wastes the star power of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in this insipid World War II spy drama.
Movie critic Colin Covert says these films are guaranteed to be hits.
REVIEW: The Harry Potter cultural phenomenon moves ahead true to its roots in the well-told and action-packed adaptation of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
REVIEW: This documentary lauds a 13-year-old girl who broke through centuries of sexism.
REVIEW: "Loving" captures the emotions behind a landmark legal case.
REVIEW: Homage to drive-in horror flicks is spot on – if you get the joke.
Actor, director and producer Robert Redford left the Utah center of his Sundance Film Festival to hold court at the Walker Art Center Cinema Saturday…
REVIEW: The breathtaking, thought-provoking "Arrival" is intricately handsome and rarely showy, flawlessly made and earnest-minded. It's a landmark in the science-fiction genre. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars
With two gripping roles, Adams could soon be double-dipping for yet another Oscar nomination, her sixth.
REVIEW: Saturated with campy gore, "Dog Eat Dog" plays as if they put the basic formula for a pulp B movie in a blender and set it to purée.
Paul Schrader threw convention out the window for a "jazz riff" on the crime thriller.
"Hacksaw Ridge" actor Luke Bracey appreciated working with a "born storyteller" on the war flick.
REVIEW: Mel Gibson's tale of a Medal of Honor-winning army medic awes and inspires.
REVIEW: With "Doctor Strange," Marvel proves that in the right hands there is no niche cult character so obscure that he can't conjure up a blockbuster and become a household name.
REVIEW: This coming-of-age story infuses new life into a familiar format.
Far above the Italian countryside, the Republic of San Marino conveys a curious charm.
The third "Da Vinci Code" installment is truly abysmal.
REVIEW: A hackneyed premise and lackluster characters doom this bland comedy.
REVIEW: Like the novels, the Tom Cruise movie delivers what fans expect.
REVIEW: Ewan McGregor's directing debut does novelist Philip Roth a major disservice.
Executive Director Jatin Setia credits the success to innovative programming, a solid grasp on local film lovers' tastes and a certain amount of gambler's luck.
REVIEW: Writer/director Musa Syeed's perceptive film creates intense empathy for the city's West Bank Somali community.
American Honey ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, drug/alcohol abuse — all involving…
Since Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock put their careers on hiatus, Kevin Hart has been the king of American urban comedy.
His math whiz/hit man in "The Accountant" isn't a by-the-numbers character.
Voyage of Time ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated Theater: Imax Theatre, Minnesota Zoo. Since his 1970s spellbinders “Badlands”…
REVIEW: The juicy premise from the bestselling novel turns into a convoluted whodunit.
REVIEW: The slave-revolt drama "Birth of a Nation" focuses more on gory action than historical relevance.
In Minnesota, "A Man Called Ove" director Hannes Holm found pine trees, lakes and guys named Sven.
REVIEW: The Swedish film infuses the story of a lonely codger with freewheeling comic verve and quirky wisdom.
Demon ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for language and some sexuality/nudity. In subtitled Polish and Yiddish, and English.
Lack of imaginative characters or action keeps this retread from hitting the bull's-eye.
Filmmakers prove that corruption, hacks, backstabbing and backroom deals can be irresistibly addictive.
On screen this fall: Amy Adams (twice), Ang Lee (once), plus Disney taps Lin-Manuel Miranda for 'Moana'
‘The Girl on the Train’ A spine-chiller promising the voyeuristic thrills of Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” and the unexpected twists of “Gone Girl.” Emily Blunt plays…
New take on "The Blair Witch Project" is cursed.
The British heroine is back — without Hugh Grant but with a baby on the way.
The Edward Snowden scandal becomes a high-tech, high-IQ spy saga for the surveillance age.
Oliver Stone discusses his fascination with whistleblower and international fugitive Edward Snowden.
REVIEW: Despite a few in-flight wobbles from the screenplay's repeated flashbacks, "Sully" is excellent from takeoff to landing.
REVIEW: A winningly executed growing-up comedy with a transnational spin, "Morris from America" examines the ways that ideas about differing cultures move in different directions.
REVIEW: A revenge-minded snowplow driver piles up the bodies and the laughs in a quirky comic adventure.
A month ago, filmmakers Nate Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin were considered early Oscar favorites. Then moviegoers learned of a rape allegation from 1999.
Even though their parents are feuding, two teenage best friends refuse to be pulled apart.
If history was one of your favorite subjects at school, and you like period pieces because you can leave the current moment behind, you’ll find…
REVIEW: Biography of Sharon Jones is equal parts toe-tapper and heart-warmer.
REVIEW: This nonpartisan account of the Obamas' first date is a treat.
REVIEW: The reboot of the classic historical adventure offers a little bit of everything, with widely differing results.
REVIEW: The adventure fantasy blends spectacular storytelling with great characters.
REVIEW: This true story about con men and war is not nearly as exciting as it sounds.
As movie studios bank on the same old blockbuster formula, the real cinematic revolution is being televised.
The latest entry in Jeff Bridges' storied career casts him as Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, an ornery lawman hunting two brothers on a crime spree in one-stoplight towns.
The brutal "Hell or High Water" is a new classic in the crime genre.
Disney has another well-meaning, old-fashioned hit on its hands.
Another Oscar nod could be in Meryl Streep's future.
REVIEW: DC Comics' latest attempt to capture Marvel movie glory is another embarrassing disaster.
REVIEW: After a long, rich creative collaboration with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, producer/screenwriter James Schamus delivers a solid adult drama in his directing debut.
REVIEW: This Minnesota-made documentary about drug violence on the White Earth reservation is a must-see.
The comedy star-turned-director talks about making of "Don't Think Twice."
The Walker's celebration of the Hollywood legend begins in September with a film retrospective.
REVIEW: Matt Damon returns to the spy series, but he should have stayed away. The fifth entry in the series is as exciting as a carbon copy produced by a clone.
REVIEW: "Star Trek Beyond" is not a stale rehash. But it is another case of an aging franchise running short of good individual films
REVIEW: One of the best late-period Allen films, "Café Society" is a wonderful study on the ways love (and, really, all of life) moves in its own direction.
Captain Fantastic ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for language and brief graphic nudity. Theater: Uptown. Viggo Mortensen tackles…
Twin Cities resident Ernie Hudson will revisit loyal "Ghostbusters" fans in the new all-female reboot, which reunites him with other key cast members for surprise cameos.
REVIEW: An odd pairing plus kinetic filmmaking make for a buddy comedy unlike any other.
More from Star Tribune