Colin Covert | Star Tribune
Columnist/Reporter | Movies

Covert has attended film festivals from Los Angeles to Iceland and points in between. His writing is published across the nation and worldwide. His 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.


Jamie Lee Curtis returns in best 'Halloween' film since the original

The latest entry in the horror franchise is a frightening homage to the 1978 debut.


Rupert Everett's moving 'Happy Prince' stages Oscar Wilde's tragic final act

Writer/director/star Rupert Everett's passion for his subject shines throughout.


Vow to skip Ike Barinholtz's misguided 'The Oath'

The lackluster political comedy derails into a pointless blood fest.


Steve Carell's 'Beautiful Boy' is powerful but not pretty

Father-son love story is a visceral depiction of drug addiction.


This year's Twin Cities Film Fest features multiple Oscar hopefuls

Major studio releases and indie sleepers dot the lineup.


Adaptation of YA bestseller 'The Hate U Give' is an A-for-effort letdown

Amandla Stenberg's wonderful performance is wasted on a by-the-numbers plot.


Ryan Gosling's 'First Man' reaches for the moon – and succeeds

Review: "First Man" is a thrilling and insightful account of the first lunar mission.


Star-heavy 'Bad Times at the El Royale' dares guests and viewers alike to check in

Mystery-thriller set in a spooky hotel offers a suite of surprises.


'Old Man & the Gun' is vintage Robert Redford

The veteran actor shines as an elderly bank robber.


'22 July' provides powerful account of worst terrorist act in Norway's history

Review: The Paul Greengrass-directed drama recounts the mass killing at a Norwegian youth camp.