‘Paterson’ is a poetic film, about a poet, and a bus driver
Tom Tangney | January 13, 2017 7:26 am"Paterson" is about a man named Paterson in the town of Paterson. He's a poet. The film alludes to a real-life poet. In the end,…
Best films of 2016 that many are overlooking
Tom Tangney | January 6, 2017 6:44 amMany of these 2016 films didn't get end-of-the year attention of many critics. But they should have, according to KIRO Radio's Tom Tangney.
Tom relives his theatre days in ACT’s ‘Christmas Carol’
Tom Tangney | December 19, 2016 4:17 pmIn ACT's "A Christmas Carol," Tom Tangney again played someone his own age - a distinguished and graying Victorian gentleman.
‘Rogue One’ is a rip-roaring ride but doesn’t offer anything new
Tom Tangney | December 16, 2016 9:13 am"Rogue One" does not offer anything fresh to the Star Wars universe, and is lacking in many respects. But it's still a rip-roaring good time.
‘Miss Sloane’ is a very slick and mostly successful white-collar thriller
Tom Tangney | December 9, 2016 10:10 am"Miss Sloane," a movie about a high-powered D.C. lobbyist, opened with plenty of Oscar buzz for its leading lady.
‘Manchester by the Sea’ is a front-runner for Oscar glory
Tom Tangney | December 2, 2016 8:44 amAlready being touted as one of the front-runners for Oscar glory, "Manchester by the Sea" is a powerful and moving film about grief.
‘Fantastic Beasts’ manages to be mostly fun and charming
Tom Tangney | November 18, 2016 7:54 am"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is fantastic and bring the magic with great performances by actor Eddie Redmayne and director David Yates.
Aesthetically daring, ‘Arrival’ also echoes popular sci-fi films
Tom Tangney | November 11, 2016 11:15 am"Arrival" is either a mainstream movie masquerading as an art film or an art film pretending to be commercial product. Either way, it works.
The CGI in ‘Doctor Strange’ is both a strength and weakness
Tom Tangney | November 4, 2016 9:39 am"Doctor Strange," may star the rising actor Benedict Cumberbatch, but the real focus of the film is its CGI.
‘Inferno’ is yet another dumb, sensational thriller
Tom Tangney | October 28, 2016 6:50 amAnother Dan Brown novel turned movie: Brown and his film director Ron Howard are much more interested in making dumb, sensational thrillers.