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 native Steve Zahn went ape – literally – over new movie role

"Planet of the Apes" installment was an educational — and painful — filming experience.


Teen-geek reboot of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' spins an irresistible web

REVIEW: The newest Spider-Man installment has us delighted that the franchise is back.


What's the future of virtual reality? Minnesota researchers may hold the answer

If VR is ever going to reach its much ballyhooed potential, Minnesota likely will play a major role. Two local projects are focusing on ending virtual reality-caused nausea.


Viewers will be 'Beguiled' by Colin Farrell-Nicole Kidman romance

REVIEW: Sofia Coppola's romantic psychodrama "The Beguiled" bursts with moody sensuality.


'Baby Driver' shifts star Ansel Elgort's career into high gear

Ansel Elgort's dual interests in acting and music were a perfect fit.


Action-adventure film 'Baby Driver' takes the audience on an awesome trip

REVIEW: Neither the action nor the music ever stops in "Baby Driver," a tire-screeching adventure.


'The Big Sick' holds the cure for ailing romantic comedies

REVIEW: "The Big Sick" bravely visits especially dark compartments of real life, addresses cross-cultural taboos and admits that daffy antics don't solve some enduring challenges.


Masterful Christopher Plummer isn't enough to save 'The Exception'

REVIEW: "The Exception" whitewashes WWII in search of true love.


Sam Elliott truly is 'The Hero' of this drama

REVIEW: After decades in supporting turns, the veteran actor dazzles in a starring role in "The Hero."


Lawrence of Arabia's female counterpart finally gets attention in 'Letters From Baghdad'

REVIEW: "Letters From Baghdad" finally pays heed to the fascinating, adventurous, intriguing character of Gertrude Bell, the very antithesis of demure womanhood in Victorian England.