Recent content from Colin Covert
REVIEW: "The Exception" whitewashes WWII in search of true love.
REVIEW: After decades in supporting turns, the veteran actor dazzles in a starring role in "The Hero."
REVIEW: "Letters From Baghdad" finally pays heed to the fascinating, adventurous, intriguing character of Gertrude Bell, the very antithesis of demure womanhood in Victorian England.
REVIEW: Making a giant-budget behemoth of a movie based on nothing more than nonstop bombast is more an art than a science, and this is Michael Bay's Sistine Chapel.
REVIEW: There are only so many times you can watch cartoon speed competitions between talking cars with eyeball windshields before they become rather draggy.
REVIEW: "Beatriz at Dinner" is a comedy strewn with emotional land mines.
REVIEW: Multiple genre changes challenge viewers to keep up in "The Book of Henry.".
REVIEW: This story about a disastrous bash is derivative but still enjoyable.
"Book of Henry" director embraces extremes.
An exhibit that opened Friday shows how scientists shape the magic of Pixar movies.
Melodie Bahan has worked for both the Guthrie and the Film Society.
Ultra-versatile Rachel Weisz is always looking for something different.
REVIEW: Handsomely mounted, beautifully cast and tautly directed, "My Cousin Rachel" gives us a piece of British cultural history in the form of a chilling period mystery.
REVIEW: Even the presence of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe can't revive this corpse, part of Universal's reboot of its classic monster movies.
REVIEW: British director Ken Loach takes a wrenching look at society and human kindness in "I, Daniel Blake."
Debut feature film tells the story of her grandparents' generation.
"Wonder Woman" likely to make Israeli star an international household name.
REVIEW: "Churchill" is an extremely well made film that is the best example of British heroic portraiture since "The King's Speech."
REVIEW: "Dean" is a surprising, impressive work with perfectly observed moments of awkwardness and embarrassment among endearing characters.
REVIEW: "Wonder Woman" puts a sense of delight back in this DC Comics spinoff.
REVIEW: Padding out its muddled 129 minutes with the sluggish pace of a funeral barge, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" marks the ignominious low of a once great series.
Mini reviews of 'Paris Can Wait,' 'Buena Vista Social Club: Adios' and 'David Lynch: The Art of Life"
Paris Can Wait ★½ out of four stars Rated: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language. In English and subtitled French. Theater:…
REVIEW: Self-mocking throwback overreaches and ends up sinking in its own silliness.
REVIEW: "Alien: Covenant" is a well intended effort to breathe new life into a series approaching 40-something middle age.
REVIEW: Her biography is as carefully crafted as a poem.
REVIEW: The acrid, moody satire "The Lovers" is a tour of the hellish difficulties of marriage in late middle age.
REVIEW: Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it — and loved it.
One Week and a Day ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated by the MPAA. In subtitled Hebrew. Theater: Edina. Reaching heights of…
REVIEW: "Dark Song" eschews gore to stir up a sense of impending doom.
REVIEW: Guy Ritchie's take on Camelot aims low and still comes up short.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back — and just as goofy as ever.
In "Voice From the Stone," arriving onscreen locally this weekend, Emilia Clarke had a dream come true.
REVIEW: An innovative approach and attitude shape high school satire.
REVIEW: Is "Voice From the Stone" a romance, ghost story or family tale? Yes, yes and yes — maybe.
Hollywood, we have a problem. Somehow the summer blockbuster season has arrived without many tentpole titles.
REVIEW: "Norman," starring Richard Gere, is an unquestionably wonderful film braided together from many tones and moods.
REVIEW: While it is shot in near-documentary form amid authentically grim locales, the movie is an exquisitely plotted, jarringly presented moral puzzle.
REVIEW: The historical drama is rich with contemporary relevance.
REVIEW: The over-the-top caper movie mixes bloodshed and blockheads.
REVIEW: The true-life adventure about a daring explorer is worth seeking out.
NONFICTION: Dudley Riggs has a heck of a story to tell.
REVIEW: The eighth movie in the series is just like the previous seven — meaning fans will love it.
REVIEW: The new action-comedy turns monster movies inside out.
It's said more than once in the true-life adventure "The Lost City of Z" that a man's reach should exceed his grasp.
REVIEW: "Gifted" is a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.
The annual movie festival holds surprising gems, but fans need to dig them up.
Octavia Spencer has only one gear: full-speed ahead
REVIEW: The new live-action version of "Ghost in the Shell" doesn't live up to its acclaimed animated predecessor.
Whether he's creating film, theater or spectacle, Danny Boyle delivers work that is mainstream and rebellious, silly and intense, but always unpredictable.
Raw ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying. In subtitled…
REVIEW: "Wilson," starring Woody Harrelson, is a peculiar delight that's full of brilliant lines, astute observations and aptly chosen locations around the Twin Cities.
REVIEW: The sci-fi flick follows a familiar path but still holds impressive shocks.
REVIEW: Typical of Terrence Malick's work, "Song to Song" is both moving and confusing.
"Trainspotting" sequel delivers on long-held expectations.
REVIEW: As if to amp up the animated film's handsome design, the live-action film's photorealist computer imagery is a surreal swirl of rococo detail. More of that attention should have been directed to the acting.
REVIEW: This utterly audacious "Kong" hits the reset button in the giant monster genre, shaking it awake with a mighty roar.
REVIEW: The film is a misuse of Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine's talent and a waste of our time.
After more than 60 years in Hollywood, she's still a force to be reckoned with.
The beloved director talks about sharing his macabre visions at new art exhibit in Minneapolis.
Bold approach breathes unexpected maturity into Marvel Comics formula.
The story of postwar revenge is an exhausting trip through anxiety.
Inventive comedy is like nothing you've seen before.
The best picture award was mistakenly given to "La La Land," then to the real winner, "Moonlight."
Critic and seasonal fortuneteller Colin Covert predicts the Academy Award winners.
Review: Terrifying and insightful, it's a spine-chilling message movie. | ★★★½ out of 4 stars
True story stalls amid a rash of romance novel clichés.
Utah film fest has long-term ties to the state's filmmakers and actors.
REVIEW: The rowdy comedy mines laughs from a flood of controlled chaos.
REVIEW: Quiet but intense, the Iranian drama is worthy of its Oscar nomination.
REVIEW: This $150 million monster epic feels strangely cheap.
While good things don't always come in small packages, this year's Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films generally stand on their own idiosyncratic merits.
Unlike the solemn origin story "Fifty Shades of Grey," the new chapter finds it a bit easier to chuckle at some of the humor in its design.
The witty superhero farce flaunts the ridiculousness of the premise.
REVIEW: Despite no dialogue, Oscar nominee "Red Turtle" is profoundly touching.
REVIEW: Burdened with a choppy, poorly conceived script, "The Comedian" is impossible to enjoy on any level whatsoever.
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