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  • us

    Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ has more on its mind than a few scares

    "Us," the new Jordan Peele film, is heady horror. Like his first film, "Get Out," it's a horror film that has a lot more on its mind than a few scares.
  • Tangney: ‘Five Feet Apart’ so baldly manipulative in the end

    "Five Feet Apart" has set itself a near impossible task: Be a teen romance involving an incurable and often fatal disease that isn't unbearably cloying.
  • Captain Marvel

    ‘Captain Marvel’ isn’t ‘Infinity War’ but is still thoroughly enjoyable

    While not in the league of Avengers: Infinty War or Black Panther, Captain Marvel still manages to deliver on thrills for Brie Larsen's debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Greta

    ‘Greta’ is an art-house version of a B-movie thriller

    'Greta' may have the gloss of high art, but it's really after nothing more profound than cheap thrills and maybe a jolt or two to our nervous system.
  • Oscars 2019

    Tangney: For Best Picture at the Oscars, it’s better to be liked than loved

    The way voting works for the Oscars now makes for some potentially odd outcomes, where the most-loved movie could never even stand a chance.
  • Capernaum

    ‘Capernaum’ is a harrowing tale about the human spirit under abject poverty

    "Capernaum" tells a harrowing tale of a 12-year-old boy born into abject poverty but making the best of it under rather dire circumstances.
  • they shall not grow old

    ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ is an artistic masterstroke

    "They Shall Not Grow Old" is a documentary made up entirely of 100-year-old Imperial War Museum footage, much of which we may already have seen in scores of WWI documentaries over the years. But oh, what a difference.
  • Stan & Ollie

    ‘Stan & Ollie’ features great performances, but plays it safe

    "Stan & Ollie" is sweet and sentimental, but the script is shallow and plays it safe.
  • glass

    ‘Glass’ takes itself far too seriously to take seriously

    Offering few thrills, chills, or even any sense of fun, "Glass" takes itself far too seriously to take seriously. It talks itself to death.
  • Critics choice awards

    How Tom Tangney voted for the 2019 Critics Choice Awards

    KIRO Radio film critic Tom Tangney provides a peek at his votes for the Critics Choice Awards ahead of the big event Jan. 13, 2019 in LA. Which films stood out over the past year?
Tom Tangney on KIRO Radio