Latest ‘Jack Reacher’ makes very few demands on its audience
Tom Tangney | October 21, 2016 8:53 amDon't expect too much out of "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." It's a stark contrast to "Certain Women."
‘The Accountant’ is a standard action-thriller that is just good enough
Tom Tangney | October 14, 2016 11:29 amIn "The Accountant," Ben Affleck plays a nondescript man who works in a strip mall but, curiously, also does business around the world with arms…
Who would think a spring break trip would turn into this?
Tom Tangney | October 7, 2016 8:34 amSasha Lane had no idea she would be starring in one of this year's best movies. But that's exactly what happened when she joined the…
‘The Birth of a Nation’ tells a disturbing story that deserves to be told
Tom Tangney | October 7, 2016 7:56 amThough "The Birth of a Nation" is hell-bent on convincing us Nat Turner is a hero and misses out on some of the complexities of…
Tim Burton’s visual flair is on full display in ‘Miss Peregrine’
Tom Tangney | September 30, 2016 11:21 amMuch of the $110-million budget for Tim Burton's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" went into making a fantastical world seem realistic.
At its heart, ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is an old-fashioned disaster movie
Tom Tangney | September 30, 2016 11:21 amThe film "Deepwater Horizon" tries to make a real-life disaster as realistic as possible. It turns out to be similar to an old-fashioned disaster movie.
It’s clear from the outset that ‘Queen of Katwe’ will be inspirational
Tom Tangney | September 23, 2016 8:03 amStories don't get much more inspirational than the one told in "Queen of Katwe."
‘Snowden’ portrayal is almost as dull as ‘Sully’
Tom Tangney | September 16, 2016 8:43 am'Snowden' turns out to be a standard issue biopic about a lone man fighting the system. Sure, it's serviceable, but that's about it.
‘Sully’ is a dependable film, but not too exciting
Tom Tangney | September 9, 2016 8:55 amIs it possible to make a film about the "Miracle on the Hudson?" Clint Eastwood attempts to pull this "Sully" off with the help of…
Two great Rachel Weisz movies and one not-so-good one
Tom Tangney | September 2, 2016 9:40 amTom Tangney reviews two Rachel Weisz movies that open this week. One will get all the attention, but the other is better.