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.


'Crazy Rich Asians' carries historical significance – and is crazy good, too

It's the first U.S. studio feature with an entirely Asian ensemble since "The Joy Luck Club" was released a quarter century ago.


Spike Lee delivers one of his best films with supercharged 'BlacKkKlansman'

In this wild true story, a black cop infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.


'BlacKkKlansman' star John David Washington not longer just Denzel's son

By starring in "BlacKkKlansman," John David Washington establishes his own persona.


There's a lot that's fishy about Jason Statham's 'The Meg'

Undersea sci-fi adventure is waterlogged.


Biopic 'Gauguin' is a portrait of a troubled artist

The rest of the film isn't up to the impressive work of its star, Vincent Cassel.


'Mission: Impossible' to 'Paddington': The best 12 movies of the year (so far)

From Tom Cruise's latest spy epic to a stunning Mr. Rogers tribute, these films are worth your time.


Oh, bother – we have to pooh-pooh 'Christopher Robin'

"Christopher Robin" fails to do justice to Winnie-the-Pooh.


Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon uncover lightweight fun in 'Spy Who Dumped Me'

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play besties on a mission.


Filmmaker's study of our obsession with wealth is overdrawn

"Generation Wealth" doc is too scattershot in its approach.


Documentary studies the ups and downs of mismatched families

"Far From the Tree" focuses on differences between parents and their children.