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.


Johnny Depp's latest 'Pirates' installment merits mutiny

REVIEW: Padding out its muddled 129 minutes with the sluggish pace of a funeral barge, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" marks the ignominious low of a once great series.


Mini reviews of 'Paris Can Wait,' 'Buena Vista Social Club: Adios' and 'David Lynch: The Art of Life"

Paris Can Wait ★½ out of four stars Rated: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language. In English and subtitled French. Theater:


Even Dwayne Johnson's coolness can't rescue 'Baywatch'

REVIEW: Self-mocking throwback overreaches and ends up sinking in its own silliness.


Ridley Scott's attempt to reboot 'Alien' with new film 'Covenant' works – sort of

REVIEW: "Alien: Covenant" is a well intended effort to breathe new life into a series approaching 40-something middle age.


Cynthia Nixon's 'A Quiet Passion' biopic is an ode to Emily Dickinson

REVIEW: Her biography is as carefully crafted as a poem.


Ponder this: Debra Winger's 'The Lovers' is a thinking person's comedy

REVIEW: The acrid, moody satire "The Lovers" is a tour of the hellish difficulties of marriage in late middle age.


Schumer and Hawn grab us by the funny bone in 'Snatched'

REVIEW: Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it — and loved it.


Reviewed in brief: 'One Week and a Day,' 'The Wall,' 'Citizen Jane'

One Week and a Day ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated by the MPAA. In subtitled Hebrew. Theater: Edina. Reaching heights of…


British horror movie 'Dark Song' scares up themes that go beyond the genre

REVIEW: "Dark Song" eschews gore to stir up a sense of impending doom.


Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' is legendarily bad

REVIEW: Guy Ritchie's take on Camelot aims low and still comes up short.