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.


'Black Panther' may usher in new age in comic book blockbusters

The hotly anticipated "Black Panther" is poised to pounce on a new era for African-American superheroes.


Review: 'Black Panther' claws out a new paradigm for superhero movies ★★★

Superhero adventure takes a familiar genre in a fresh direction.


Oscar-winning animator Nick Park is 59 going on 11

He still plays with dinosaurs, and now gets paid for it.


Creators of Wallace and Gromit outdo themselves in 'Early Man'

Cave man comedy "Early Man" is another sophisticated Aardman gem.


Kinky 'Double Lover' delivers an impactful one-two punch

Erotic, anxiety-fueled romantic thriller not for everyone.


Truth be told: Clint Eastwood's reality-rich '15:17 to Paris' is dull

Fact-filled story of three buddies thwarting a terrorist attack drags.


Little films with big aspirations

The Oscar-nominated shorts pack a lot into small packages.


Sundance festival feels even more disparate than usual

This year's lineup was more wide-ranging than ever.


Why Christian Bale made a western: 'I wanted something that would obsess me'

The actor wanted to make a western that was as harsh as the real history.


'Hostiles' story is simple but effective

The movie tells a simple but effective story about a singular American soul.