Colin Covert | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Movies

Colin Covert has covered films for the Star Tribune for 30 years, interviewing Ice Cube, Joel and Ethan Coen, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Denzel Washington, Kevin Hart, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Dwayne Johnson, Kristen Stewart, Jamie Foxx, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg, Cate Blanchett, Shailene Woodley, Emily Blunt, Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Quentin Tarantino, Keira Knightley, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Amy Adams, Tina Fey, Robert De Niro, Bill Murray, Russell Crowe, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Julianne Moore, Woody Allen, Guillermo del Toro, John Goodman and Patrick Stewart, 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 house lights dim, and all too often a bigger thrill when they come on again.


Filmmaker explores the joy of outrage in 'Three Billboards'

"Three Billboards" filmmaker wrote part of a vengeful mother for Frances McDormand.


McDormand's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' has strong message

Edgy comic-drama blurs the lines between good and bad, kindness and cruelty.


Musical 'Coco' a welcome direction for Pixar

"Coco" moves Pixar into pleasant new territory.


Denzel Washington makes his case in 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

Portrayal of a struggling lawyer avoids pat clichés and easy answers.


Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson make this a 'Wonder' to behold

Powerful portrayals of deep characters elevate this illness drama far beyond its genre's clichés.


Denzel Washington like you've never seen him before

Drama thrusts the veteran actor into a role and a movie unlike any of his others.


'Justice League' is strictly minor league

It plays like a long promo for the superheroes' other movies.


Carell, Cranston and Fishburne rally to the cause in 'Last Flag Flying'

Down-to-earth performances carry drama about Vietnam veterans.


9 movies that offer surprises and thrills this holiday season

These nine films promise an escape from the same-old this season.


Magical coming-of-age comedy 'Lady Bird' is a 'Juno' for our times

The film is a dazzling collaboration between two of the most impressive art-house actresses of the past decade.