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.
Recent content from Colin Covert
REVIEW: The Boston Marathon bombing story has a harrowing arc.
REVIEW: Too long and poorly executed, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" tests viewers' patience.
REVIEW: In "Brad's Status," Ben Stiller sheds his goofy persona for a moving portrait of angst.
The moviehouse's remodeling nearly doubles its space and adds fancy touches.
REVIEW: The new adaptation of Vince Flynn's "American Assassin" launches a new screen spy.
REVIEW: A new film by Guthrie regulars explores combat's aftereffects on women.
REVIEWS: Disturbing images, characters and themes are both confounding and disgusting in "Mother!"
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REVIEW: Is their journey fantasy or real? Either way, they eat well.