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.


Jake Gyllenhaal makes terrorism personal with a stirring star turn in 'Stronger'

REVIEW: The Boston Marathon bombing story has a harrowing arc.


'Kingsman' sequel turns into a reign of boredom

REVIEW: Too long and poorly executed, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" tests viewers' patience.


Superb Ben Stiller channels his inner adult in a subtle study of midlife crisis

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The moviehouse's remodeling nearly doubles its space and adds fancy touches.


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Jennifer Lawrence's horror-drama 'Mother!' is mind-blowingly eerie

REVIEWS: Disturbing images, characters and themes are both confounding and disgusting in "Mother!"


St. Paul author Vince Flynn's 'American Assassin' hits big screen

Filmmakers have struggled for more than a decade to adapt the late St. Paul author's bestsellers.


Review: Monstrously fun 'It' is one of best Stephen King movies in 40 years

The crimson-soaked film makes Carrie's prom and the Overlook Hotel elevators look like shaving cuts.


Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon make a dream 'Trip to Spain'

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