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.


Minnesota-based 'House of Tomorrow' is a home for introspection today

Adaptation of Minnesotan's novel exudes charm and genuine emotions.


Review: 'Solo' breaks the mold and pays homage to 'Star Wars' franchise

Clever stand-alone episode is Han's coming-of-age saga.


Ryan Reynolds' 'Deadpool 2' is more of the same, but more so

Sequel follows the original's template but revs up everything.


British thriller 'Beast' shatters expectations

Think you know where the story is going? Think again.


Thanks to Melissa McCarthy, 'Life of the Party' is worth celebrating

Goofy characters make predictable comedy fun.


Margot Robbie's 'Terminal' is the end-all of nasty thrillers

Margot Robbie radically changes direction after "I, Tonya."


Charlize Theron's comic-drama 'Tully' is an early Mother's Day gift

It paints a touchingly realistic portrait of motherhood.


Filmmakers waited patiently for their opportunity to make 'RBG'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hesitant about being the subject of a documentary.


Native American ritual changed the life of Chinese creator of 'The Rider'

Lakota religious ceremony inspired Chinese-born filmmaker to move West.


Rodeo tale 'The Rider' isn't horsing around

Real life fuels "The Rider," a drama of a damaged hero who gets back in the saddle.