'The Imitation Game': An interview with Allen Leech & screenwriter Graham Moore
December 25, 2014 10:36 am"The Imitation Game" tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing, the man who cracked Hitler's Enigma Code in World War II and invented the computer along the way.
See it or skip it: 6 movies opening on Christmas Day
Tom Tangney | December 24, 2014 6:43 amA rush of big movies open Christmas Day. All of them are worth seeing, but some more than others. Here's a quick rundown, alphabetically.
'Foxcatcher' a sordid tale told at arm's length
Tom Tangney | December 19, 2014 8:30 am"Foxcatcher" has an incredibly dramatic and disturbing true story to tell and yet it does so in a very even-keeled way. No heightened melodrama, no cheap histrionics - just a quiet and deliberate laying out of the events, more or less as they happened over the course of a couple years, events that culminated in a shocking tragedy.
1100-mile hike in 'Wild' not as moving as it wants to be
Tom Tangney | December 12, 2014 7:12 amIn the new movie "Wild," Reese Witherspoon stars as a woman who deals with a series of personal crises by hiking a thousand mile trail alone.
Tom Tangney's 10 most anticipated movies of the holiday season
December 05, 2014 10:49 amExcept for the award-winning Australian horror film "The Babadook," there are not a lot of new movie options for audiences this weekend.
Tom Tangney: Closure of Harvard Exit Theatre is a great loss
Jamie Skorheim | December 03, 2014 11:13 amAnother notable Seattle movie theater is closing its doors and Tom Tangney says it's a great loss.
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' counts down to box office cleanup
Tom Tangney | November 21, 2014 7:19 am"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" is a mouthful of a title but most viewers, I imagine, will leave the theater feeling underfed, hungering for a lot more story that this second sequel offers.
'The Theory of Everything' avoids cliches but is still too glossy to ring true
Tom Tangney | November 14, 2014 8:02 am"The Theory of Everything" is a portrait of a marriage, but not just any marriage. It's about the joys and pains of a marriage with a man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. And, oh yeah, that man just happens to be the world famous physicist Stephen Hawking.
The Invisible Berlin Wall
Tom Tangney | November 07, 2014 1:00 pmThanks to a RIAS fellowship, I was lucky enough to visit Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall five years ago. With Sunday's 25th anniversary now upon us, I've decided to post my RIAS essay on the Berlin Wall from my visit in 2009.
'Interstellar' is an ambitious, spectacular sight to behold
Tom Tangney | November 07, 2014 6:42 am"Interstellar" is basically "Gravity" squared. Last year's big sci-fi blockbuster was a spectacular depiction of the perils of life in outer space for one emotionally vulnerable astronaut.