Despite an A-list cast 'Freeheld' doesn't do true story justice
Tom Tangney | October 09, 2015 7:41 am"Freeheld," a film about the denial of benefits to a same-sex couple, wears its heart on its sleeve but that sleeve is so threadbare the emotions never register.
'The Martian' is perfect recruitment ad for NASA
Tom Tangney | October 02, 2015 9:17 am"The Martian" is a hugely entertaining sci-fi adventure story about, of all things, problem solving.
Review trifecta: 'Maze Runner,' 'Black Mass,' 'Everest'
Tom Tangney | September 18, 2015 10:36 amThree big movies are opening on the same day in a battle to become the fall season blockbuster hit.
'A Walk in the Woods' more like a leisurely stroll
Tom Tangney | September 03, 2015 3:43 pm"A Walk in the Woods" is really more like meanderings with two 80-year-old men.
'Mistress America' offers endearing struggles that will leave you laughing
Tom Tangney | August 27, 2015 3:55 pmFor the second time this year, writer/director Noah Baumbach finds great humor, even farce, in a close look at generational divides.
Movie review: 'American Ultra' smokes late-summer competition
Tom Tangney | August 20, 2015 1:00 pm"American Ultra" stands out of the usual pack of late-summer flops as a solid film about one "stoned" cold killer.
Jemaine Clement stars in heart-warming 'People Places Things'
Tom Tangney | August 07, 2015 2:26 pmJemaine Clement is back with a star turn in the American indie called "People Places Things," which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival.
'The End of the Tour' is half of a great movie
Tom Tangney | August 06, 2015 5:23 pmIt's refreshing to see a movie daring enough to be only about two guys just talking, too bad one of them isn't up to the task.
Expect more boom than plot in 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation'
Tom Tangney | July 31, 2015 5:39 amThe Mission Impossible movies have landed on a hit formula, a formula that's proved so popular there's little motivation to deviate from it.
'Ant-Man' too small to work without Avengers colony
Tom Tangney | July 17, 2015 8:01 am"Ant-Man" is as diminutive a Marvel movie as you might guess from its title.